Plane Crash Team Are Copa Sudamericana Champions

Brazilian club Chapecoense

The South American football confederation Conmebol have awarded the Copa Sudamericana to Brazilian club Chapecoense after most of their team died in a plane crash ahead of the final.

Monday’s crash claimed seventy-one lives, including 19 players and staff, as the club were on their way to Colombia for the first leg against Atletico Nacional.

The Colombian side, who asked for Chapecoense to be awarded the trophy, have been given a Fair Play award to acknowledge their “spirit of peace, understanding and fair play.”

Chapecoense vice-president Ivan Tozzo said: “It is a beautiful tribute.”

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