World pays tributes to victims of Chapecoense tragedy

The FA

Less than 24 hours after the shocking news arrived that a plane carrying 77 people had crashed in Colombia killing 71, the world is paying its respects to Chapecoense.

The charter flight for the Brazilian Serie A side crashed on its final approach to Medellin International Airport as it carried players, coaches, directors and media to their Copa Sudamericana final first leg at Atletico Nacional.

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With just three players surviving the crash, the small team from southern Brazil is in the midst of tragedy in what should’ve been its greatest-ever week as a club.

Tales of Brazilian soccer already rallying around the team have come through with some of the biggest teams in Brazil offering to not charge any fees for loan players, plus there is also a petition to safeguard Chapecoense from relegation for the next three seasons.

On top of all of that fans have been holding a candlelit vigil in Chapeco at their home stadium, while three days of mourning has been officially declared in Brazil.

Around the world, the soccer community and in general paid its respects and tributes to those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Several teams held a minute silence before training and games over the past 24 hours, while famous landmarks around the world were also lit up in the green colors of Chapecoense.

Below is a selection of some of the tributes.