Chapecoense plane crash:21 journalists on board, footballers pay tribute to Brazilian team
Nov 30, Rio:Most of the players from the Brazilian Chapecoense team and 21 journalists on board the chartered airplane, have lost their lives in the air crash in Colombia on Tuesday.
Footballers around the world have paid tribute to the Brazilian players who lost their lives in Tuesday's airplane crash in Colombia.
Including, several leading footballers, from Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar, to Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, have also paid tribute to the players, who had become an unlikely success story in recent years.
According to reports, only six of the 77 people on board the charter plane, carrying members of the Chapecoense team, survived the crash.The team was flying to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, a milestone match for the young team.
Their opponents, Colombian team Atletico Nacional, have offered to concede the game to ensure Chapecoense are declared the champions. Similarly, the Brazilian first division football teams have offered to lend players to Chapecoense free of charge, and asked the league to protect the club from relegation for the next three years.
Meanwhile, the Colombian aviation officials have also announced that both flight recorders have been recovered.
The Oslo Times International News Network