Update On Chapecoense Plane Crash

Brazilian club, Chapecoense whose players perished in an air crash in Columbia last week, have been named as the winners of the Copa Sudamericana by South American football’s governing body Conmebol.

Interim club president Ivan Tozzo confirmed at the weekend that the decision had been made following a formal request from Atletico Nacional , who had been due to face Chapecoense in the final of the competition.

The plane carrying the Chapecoense squad and a number of journalists for the  first leg of the final crashed en route to Medellin two days before the match was due to take place, killing 71 people on board.

Atletico have been rewarded for their gesture with a fair play prize.

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