Hats off to EA for this incredible Chapecoense tribute on Federation Internationale de Football Association 17

Tattered debris emblazoned with the club's logo was photographed at the crash site. There are several survivors, but they are clinging to life.

Brazil's president, Michel Temer, said "the government will do everything possible to alleviate the pain" of those family members involved in the crash.

At daybreak, dozens of bodies were quickly collected into white bags while rescuers scavenged through pieces of the plane's fuselage strewn across the muddy mountainside.

The dream ended suddenly when the team's plane crashed late on Monday outside the Colombian city of Medellin, where Chapecoense had been due to face local side Atletico Nacional in Wednesday's Cup final.

La Liga announced a minute of silence before all this weekend's kickoffs (as did Ligue 1) and Nacional asked CONMEBOL to award the Copa Sudamericana title to Chapecoense.

"And, of course, the Chapecoense club and all their fans.

A really sad day for football". There is nothing like this news. It is very hard. It still doesn't seem real. Everybody has placed their confidence in God that things will go well for us. I can't speak. I don't have any more opinions.

At least three soccer players, two crew members and one journalist survived, authorities said.

The news hit Brazilian Toronto Raptors centre Lucas Nogueira with a ferocity he has seldom felt. "I don't understand how they could do the flight nonstop with the fuel requirements that the regulations stipulate". It started playing with elite Brazilian teams in 2014, the article noted, "and has not been relegated since, another rare feat as novice teams are likely to head back" to the B division "in the blink of an eye".

The team, from the small city of Chapeco, was in the middle of a fairy tale season.

Chapeoense were the 21st biggest club in Brazil in terms of revenue, bringing in 46 million reais ($13.5 million) in 2015, an annual rich list compiled by Brazilian bank Itau BBA said.

It was the first time the soccer club had reached the final of a major South American club competition. All football matches in South America have been cancelled in a show of solidarity to the victims.

Aviation authorities have suggested an electrical failure as the cause of the accident.

Three days of mourning are underway across Brazil.

In the aftermath of the 1958 Munich air disaster, both Liverpool and Nottingham Forest offered to loan players to Manchester United, and players from non-league Bishop Auckland featured for the Red Devils.


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