air crash

Rivals rule out final game against Chapecoense

Chapecoense's opponents in the last game of the Brazilian league season said they would not play the match out of respect for the stricken club who lost most of their players in a plane crash.

December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016

Brazil invite Colombia to play in Chape charity match

Brazil have invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chapecoense players and staff killed in the Medellin air crash, a Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

Rivals rule out final game against Chapecoense

Chapecoense's opponents in the last game of the Brazilian league season said they would not play the match out of respect for the stricken club who lost most of their players in a plane crash.

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Chapeco in mourning

Thousands of grieving fans in green and white filled the Chapecoense stadium in remote southern Brazil on Tuesday, singing their team's praises and chanting one by one the names of players who lost their lives in a plane crash a day earlier.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

Football mourns Brazilian players killed, lack of fuel suspected

A plane that crashed in the mountains of Colombia, killing 71 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, a Colombian military source told AFP.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

'The pain is terrible'

The vice-president of the Brazilian club Chapecoense whose plane crashed in Colombia on Tuesday lamented that the tragedy had struck at the cruellest moment.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

FOOTBALL'S BIGGEST AIR DISASTERS

Eighteen players of the Torino football club, the best in the world at the time, are killed along with 13 other people when their plane crashes in the Basilica of Superga, near Turin, in the first such tragedy to strike the world of football.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

CHAPECOENSE FACTFILE

Brazil top division side Chapecoense were aboard the aircraft that crashed in Medellin, Colombia with 81 people on board.