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Author:  Nee-mania Vidic [ Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:04 am ]
Post subject:  Chapecoense FC

Rest in Peace, Lads !

Atletico Nacional have asked that Chapecoense be awarded the Copa Sudamericana title after a plane carrying the Brazilian team crashed on route to Colombia.

The Chapecoense team were travelling to play Atletico Nacional in Medellin, Colombia, in the first leg of their maiden Copa Sudamericana final before an electrical failure caused their plane to crash, killing 71 out of the 77 passengers on board.

Chapecoense were scheduled to play Atletico Nacional on Wednesday this week after beating Cerro Porteno in the semi-finals of the Copa Sudamericana.

However a source close to the South American Football Federation said the match was unlikely to played after Atletico Nacional called on the federation to take the unprecedented move of awarding the trophy Chapecoense.

The Colombian club confirmed they had asked CONMEBOL to award the Copa Sudamericana trophy to the Brazilian club in an official statement.

“Pain overwhelms our hearts and invades our thinking in mourning. It has been unfortunate hours in which we have been dismayed by news that we never wanted to hear.

“The accident of our football brothers, Chapecoense, will mark us for life and will leave an indelible mark on Latin-American and world football. All this has been completely unexpected, that's why the pain. They were all footballers, technical staff, journalists and crew, people with many dreams, that's why the tears.

“After being very worried about the human part we thought about the competitive aspect and we want to publish this statement in which Atletico Nacional ask Conmebol to give the title of Copa Sudamericana be given to the Chapecoense as an honorary award for this great loss, and in posthumous homage to the victims of the fatal accident that impute our sport. For our part, and forever, Chapecoense are champions of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana.”

Author:  JSP [ Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

Horrific story there really isn't a lot that can be said you just hope that the families of those that have lost loved ones are looked after properly in the aftermath as it's not footballers who've died it's fathers, son, brothers and uncles these families deserve to be looked after and not have their privacy invaded

Author:  pakrooney [ Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

RIP ..

Author:  JSP [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

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

Seventy-one people, including 19 players and staff, were killed in last Monday's crash on the way to Colombia for the first leg.

Colombian opponents Atletico Nacional, 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 will be given the $2m (£1.57m) in prize money while Atletico Nacional will receive $1m (£787,000).

Chapecoense vice-president Ivan Tozzo hailed the decision as "justice", telling a news conference on Monday: "We were sure that 'Chape' would be champions. It is a beautiful tribute."

Three Chapecoense players were among six people to survive the crash.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the accident but a recording suggests the plane was out of fuel moments before the crash outside Medellin.

The small Brazilian city of Chapeco held a massive funeral on Saturday after the victims' coffins arrived home, each draped in the club's green and white flag. While 13,000 people have applied to become club members in the just two days.

Teams from around the world, including the Premier League, paid tribute to the players over the weekend and a minute's silence is scheduled to be held before every Champions League and Europa League game this week.

Brazil's leading football clubs have pledged to loan players to Chapecoense for free and asked for them to be safeguarded from relegation from the top flight for the next three seasons.

Chapecoense were due to play their final league match of the season on Sunday, 11 December, but have now confirmed the fixture will not be played as the outcome does not impact on the championship or relegation.

As Sudamericana champions, Chapecoense get a guaranteed spot in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League.

It also means that Chapecoense will face Atletico Nacional - the defending Copa Libertadores champions - in a two-game series next year between the continent's two club champions.

Former Brazil and Barcelona forward Ronaldinho and ex-Argentina international Juan Roman Riquelme have reportedly offered to play for the club, while another former Barca player, Eidur Gudjohnsen, has offered his services.

Brazil will play Colombia in a friendly match at the end of January to help victims of the air crash.

I think awarding them the cup is the right thing to do but it might take decades for the club to recover from that.

Hopefully the clubs in Brazil, South America and even Europe come up with some ideas on how to help the club rebuild

Worth noting that the bit in bold is lies started online by clickbait websites Ronaldinho & Riquelme haven't offered their services at all and this is becoming a problem as lies aren't being checked by the bigger news networks when they put out articles.

Author:  JSP [ Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

The authorities in Bolivia have arrested the head of the airline involved in a crash last week that killed 71 people, including most of the Brazilian football team, Chapecoense.

Gustavo Vargas, a retired air force general, has been detained as part of an investigation into the crash.

The plane, operated by the tiny LaMia airline, was taking the team to Colombia when it ran out of fuel.

A Bolivian official says she warned the pilot of the problem before departure.

The official, Celia Castedo, has now sought asylum in Brazil, saying she suffered threats and abuse.

Chapecoense were travelling to the city of Medellin to play the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup final against Atletico Nacional.

The British-made Avro RJ85 aircraft ran out of fuel as it approached the airport in Medellin on 28 November.

In a leaked tape, the pilot, Miguel Quiroga, can be heard warning of a "total electric failure" and "lack of fuel".

'Escaping justice'

A Bolivian official, Celia Castedo, says she warned Mr Quiroga before departure that the long flight between southern Bolivia and Medellin was at the limit of the plane's maximum range.

She has now sought asylum in Brazil, saying she is being persecuted.

Her asylum process could take a year to be processed, the authorities in Brazil said.

Bolivian Government Minister Carlos Romero urged the Brazilian authorities to turn her back.

"What she has done is very serious," he said. "It's a way of escaping the judicial system."

'No warning'

Six people survived the crash. One of them, crew member Erwin Tumuri, said an initial stop for refuelling in the northern Bolivian city of Cobija had been dropped by the pilot.

There was no warning to the crew or the passengers that the plane was facing electrical or fuel problems, Mr Tumuri told Brazil's Globo TV.

LaMia was originally registered in Venezuela, before moving its headquarters to Bolivia. It only had three planes, but only two of them were operational.

The plane had been chartered by Chapecoense for the biggest match in the club's history, against Atletico Nacional.

The club, from the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco, was only founded in 1973 and had never reached a final of an international tournament.

A day after the tragedy, Atletico Nacional said it wanted to forfeit the title.

On Monday, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) declared Chapecoense officially champions of the Sudamericana Cup, the second most prestigious continental competition.

For its gesture, Atletico Nacional has been granted Conmebol's special centenary fair play award.

We will probably never know why the pilot agreed to make the trip without a fuel stop which was the original plan my guess they were either pressured by the club or his bosses as because the plane took off late they couldn't refuel as planned as the airport they were due to stop at wasn't open at night.

Author:  JSP [ Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

Barcelona have invited Brazilian side Chapecoense to play a friendly at the Nou Camp next August as a tribute to the victims of the air crash that all but wiped out the Brazilian team last month.

"FC Barcelona want to pay homage to the 71 people that died in the accident and to their families so it is working on making the 2017 edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy a homage on behalf of the world of football to all of them," said a club statement.

The Joan Gamper Trophy is Barcelona's traditional curtain raiser, taking place each year at the Nou Camp a week before the start of the La Liga season between Barca and an invited team.

Nineteen Chapecoense players were killed in the plane crash in Colombia as the team were travelling to the first leg of the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional, along with directors and their coaching staff and journalists.

There is a slightly problem here that will they actually have a team to field in a friendly in August?

I think they'll be getting quite a lot of these invites but what they really need is clubs to release players to them to play either the Brazil FA need to relax the loan rules so they can get a squad in or clubs with players that they don't really want could release them or sell them cheap to this team to help rebuild as the basically lost the entire first team squad.

I hope the clubs make sure some of the money that comes in goes to help support the families of all those who lost their lives

Author:  pakrooney [ Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

We can always loan fellaini to them ..

Author:  JSP [ Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chapecoense FC

We are supposed to be trying to help them

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