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20th Dec 2016

WATCH: Final Video Of Tragic Football Team’s Ecstatic Celebrations Last Week

James Fenton

Tributes have been pouring in for the victims of the Colombian plane crash which claimed the lives of 76 people including the majority of the Chapecoense football squad. 

The plane took off from Bolivia en route to Medellin to take on Atletico Nacional of Colombia in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final. 

In what is being seen as an incredible gesture, Nacional have asked CONMEBOL, the South American governing football body, to award the trophy to Brazilian side Chapecoense as a mark of respect to the victims.

The tragic club, known as the Hurricane of the West, have risen through the ranks of Brazilian football in recent years in a meteoric rise compared to that of Leicester City closer to home.

The news has shocked the football world as well as the wider international community and a number of tributes have been paid.

It has been confirmed that only five people have survived the crash. 

Despite being in an understandable state of shock, Chapecoense have taken to social media to share a video of the squad celebrating beating San Lorenzo of Argentina in the semi-final just last week.

The message below the video translates as “may this be the final image of our warriors.”

CONMEBOL have suspended all activities for the time being.

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