Zenit St Petersburg goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev has withdrawn from his side's Europa League tie against FC Twente on Thursday after his wife was killed in a car crash.
Marina Malafeev died when her car hit a snow bank on St Petersburg's Primorskoye road and hit a tree in the early hours of Thursday.
She was returning from performing at a gig with Russian group M-16 and singer Dmitry Rybakov is in intensive care as a result of the crash.
Zenit have said that Malafeev, 32, has returned immediately to St Petersburg and will be replaced for Thursday's game by Yury Zhevnov.
A statement on Zenit's official website read: "Marina Malafeev, our goalkeeper's wife, died early this morning in a car crash. Out deepest condolences to Vyacheslav Malafeev and his family."
Zenit's players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect. The Russian club are 3-0 down from the first leg in the Netherlands.