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Faroe Islands prospect Zachariasen mourned

"We are in shock," said EB/Streymur chairman Signar í Homrum following the death of Faroe Islands Under-21 international Gunnar Zachariasen at the age of 22.

Gunnar Zachariasen was killed in a workplace accident
Gunnar Zachariasen was killed in a workplace accident ©Getty Images

Faroe Islands Under-21 international Gunnar Zachariasen has died at the age of 22 following a workplace accident.

"We are in shock after the loss of a good companion and promising player," said EB/Streymur chairman Signar í Homrum. "It is not just EB/Streymur who have lost a promising player – Faroese football has lost a lot. But first of all, our thoughts are with his closest relatives." Once a trainee with Danish club Brøndby IF, the skilful attacking midfielder scored four goals in seven games in 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying, including his side's opening strike of the campaign in a 2-2 draw against Romania.