The captain of Ukraine`s under-21 national side, Maxim Pashayev, died on Friday of injuries suffered in a car accident, Reuters reported.

His club, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, said Pashayev skidded off an icy road into a ditch on Thursday in central Ukraine. He died in hospital.

Pashayev, 20, played 46 matches in Ukraine`s Premier League, including 17 for Dnipro.