Tuesday, 29 November 2016

BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL CLUB LOST PLAYERS TO PLANE CRASHED AHEAD OF COPA SUDA-AMERICANA FINAL IN COLOMBIA


Team Chapecoense Of Brazil Lost Players And Officials In A Plane Crash On Their Way To Colombia For A First Leg Final Match.


A Plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian Football Club crashed near Colombian city of Medellin.
It is understood that just six passengers were reported to have survived the crash - including two players - with defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jackson Follmann. Another goalkeeper, Danilo, survived the crash but later died in hospital, according to report from the local news.

Journalist Rafael Hensel and crew members Ximena Suarez and Erwin Tumiri also believed to have survived.

Official statement released said the member of Chapecoense Real, was supposed to play against Colombia's Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in the South American cup finals first leg, were among the 72 passengers and nine crew on board.

The LAMIA Airlines flight originated in Brazil and had made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia before continuing on to Colombia their final destination. The statement released by the airport said the plane reported an emergency at 10pm local time (0300GMT) ''It declared it had electrical failures''. and went down about 50 kilometers from Medellin, Colombian City.

The South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL, have officially called off the South American Cup final that was to be played between Atletico Nacional of Colombian and the Brazilian Chapecoense. And also all activities of the confederation are suspended till further notice.

FIFA President Infantino said on his Twitter account: "At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends"

Real Madrid and Barcelona on Tuesday Morning held a minute's silence at their training ground respectively.

Premier League club Arsenal were among the many football clubs in England who posted tributes on Social media after the crash to join the number of wishers on internet for the condolence of the Chapecoense Team plane crash.

Chelsea defender David Luiz wrote a heartfelt tribute to his friend Arthur Maia [who is among the passengers on board who could not survive the crash]. Both players spent much of their youth careers at Vitoria.
Luiz wrote : "Know that one day I had the pleasure to meet you and have you as little brother. Then we lost contact for each one to follow his way and today wake up and know that you are no longer among us.
"With this news that breaks hearts around the world. I can not believe it! May God comfort your family, friends and all the families involved!
#RIP #ArthurMaia



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