FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has sent a letter of condolence to the Croatian Football Federation upon learning of the death of Alen Pamic at the age of 24.
Pamic, a defensive midfielder who played for Istra 1961, passed away on Friday while playing an indoor game of five-a-side. He started his professional career in 2009 at HNK Rijeka and then moved to Standard Liege in Belgium, before moving to Istra in 2011.
“I am shocked and very sorry that such a young football player lost his life during a recreational game,” wrote the FIFA President. “He was a tough and energetic midfielder. I imagine that his life was full of confidence, future plans and a lot of dreams. Alen Pamic will be sorely missed.”