Soccer fans pay tribute on Facebook to Brazil’s top team involved in plane crash

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Fans of Brazil’s top football club Chapecoense are flooding the team’s Facebook page with tributes and prayers for the players who were involved in a plane crash in Cerro Gordo, Colombia. 

The plane, which was carrying 81 people including 22 players from the team, lost contact with ground controllers around midnight and reportedly attempted a forced landing. 

Airport authorities state 72 passengers from Chapecoense football team and 9 crew onboard #LMI2933https://t.co/ayIDZCJVZs pic.twitter.com/HwgVWg5e9w

— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) November 29, 2016

Chapecoense was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional. Read more…

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