A plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia, killing at least 76 people including players, journalists and crew members. A whole country are sad as well as the sports world and in particular, the soccer nation.
It is understood that just five passengers – including two players – have survived, with defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jackson Follmann reported to be among those pulled alive from the wreckage. Twenty Brazilian journalists died in the crash including Mario Sergio, a former Brazil’s National Team player and coach for various teams of Brazil and that was working as a comentarist for Fox Sports in Brazil.
The Brazilian team Chapecoense from the state of Santa Catarina were travelling to play the first game of two to decide the champion for the Copa Sudamericana when their plane crashed in the mountains just before its arrival at the airport in Medellin in Colombia and just six days after a fairy tale win booked their place. The
Tiny Brazilian side booked their place in the club’s first ever Copa Sudamericana final after slaying Argentinian giants San Lorenzo. After the tragic accident happened in the begining of tuesday (local time) organizers said Atletico Nacional has asked for Chapecoense to be awarded the cup. Brazilian clubs have offered to loan players to them for free for the next year.