Tears and prayers for a tight-knit team as Chapecoense’s fairytale ends in tragedy

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The crash of the Brazilians airplane declared a 22-year-old striker who will end up being a daddy however spared a team-mate who missed out on the flight through injury

T he gamers from Chapecoense were moving towards a match that would definitely mark the peak of their clubs history up until now: the very first leg of the last in South Americas Copa Sudamericana the continents 2nd most popular club competitors.

It was the very first time they had actually made it this far, and was the emphasize of a fairy tale season, which had actually currently made them contrasts with Leicester Citys surprise increase to the top of the English Premier League previously in the year.

But rather, the day ended in catastrophe.

The charter aircraft bring 77 individuals consisting of the group, their training personnel and 20 reporters taking a trip to cover the match versus Colombian side Atltico Nacional, crashed on a hillside near Medelln, eliminating 71 individuals on board. 6 individuals made it through the crash.

Although the majority of the group were not home names beyond the southern city of Chapec, the deaths sent out shockwaves around the footballing world.