• Bolivia detains airline CEO after Colombia plane crash tragedy

    Bolivia detains airline CEO after Colombia plane crash tragedy

    Bolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil’s Chapacoense football team, prosecutors said.

    Gustavo Vargas, the chief executive, and two other employees of the tiny Bolivia-based charter airline were taken to a prosecutor’s office in Santa Cruz for up to eight hours of questioning before prosecutors decide if they should be held in jail.

    Bolivian Attorney General Ramiro Guerrero said the initial […]

  • Brazil-Colombia friendly proposed to raise money for Chapecoense

    Brazil-Colombia friendly proposed to raise money for Chapecoense

    Brazil and Colombia could play at the Maracana on January 22 to help raise money for Chapecoense after last week’s tragic air disaster.

    Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) general secretary Walter Feldman has revealed discussions are underway for Brazil to play Colombia in January to help the victims of the tragic air disaster involving Chapecoense.

    Chapecoense players, backroom staff and officials were among the 71 people to lose their lives when a flight carrying them to the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional […]

  • Chapecoense survivor Alan Ruschel reveals the plane disaster is the THIRD time he has miraculously cheated death

    Chapecoense survivor Alan Ruschel reveals the plane disaster is the THIRD time he has miraculously cheated death

    Alan Ruschel, one of just six survivors in the devastating Chapecoense plane crash on Monday, has revealed he has narrowly escaped death on three occasions.

    The player, who is on loan from Internacional, was previously involved in a serious car crash, moved seats on the jet before it crashed in Colombia, and then he survived after being rescued from the wreckage.

    The right-back, who is now breathing without the help of machines, was warned by his doctor to make the most of […]

  • Ronaldinho ready to help Chapecoense

    Ronaldinho ready to help Chapecoense

    Ronaldinho, 36, is committed to doing all he can to help Chapecoense, according to his brother and agent Roberto Assis.

    Ronaldinho is ready to help Chapecoense following the air disaster that devastated their team, but the Brazilian legend’s agent said it remains to be seen whether he will play for the club.

    Teams and players from around the world have offered their services to Brazil’s Chapecoense, who tragically had players, backroom staff and officials among the 71 people to lose their lives […]

  • Colombia plane crash: 100,000 mourners gather at Chapecoense stadium as victims returned to Brazil

    Colombia plane crash: 100,000 mourners gather at Chapecoense stadium as victims returned to Brazil

    On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense football club who died in a plane crash.

    The accident on Monday in the Colombian Andes claimed most of the team’s players and staff as it headed to Colombia for the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final. Seventy-one of the 77 people on board died, including 19 players on the team.

    After the […]

  • OFFICIAL: Chapecoense To Be Crowned Copa Sudamericana Winners

    OFFICIAL: Chapecoense To Be Crowned Copa Sudamericana Winners

    The Brazilian side’s interim president Ivan Tozzo has announced that CONMEBOL will be granting the club the tournament title and prize money.

    Chapecoense are to be crowned Copa Sudamericana champions, the club’s interim president has announced.

    Ivan Tozzo has revealed that CONMEBOL officials have confirmed that the title will be posthumously bestowed upon the Brazilian side in the wake of a tragic plane crash that cost the lives of 71 people on board – including 19 players.

    “CONMEBOL have testified that they will […]

  • Chapecoense plane crash: Survivor ‘may play football again’

    Chapecoense plane crash: Survivor ‘may play football again’

    A Brazilian football player who survived a plane crash in Colombia on Monday is recovering and may be able to resume his career, his father says.

    Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, a 31-year-old defender for Chapecoense, was in a stable condition, doctors said, after surgery on a lung, a knee, a wrist and his head.

    Neto’s father, Helam, said on Facebook that news of his recovery was giving the family “renewed hope and faith’’.

    “My son is getting better and better. He has just […]

  • Brazil great Ronaldinho prepared to ‘help’ Chapecoense, says agent

    Brazil great Ronaldinho prepared to ‘help’ Chapecoense, says agent

    Former Barcelona and Brazil great Ronaldinho is willing to help Chapecoense following the plane crash in Colombia that killed most of the team members, according to his agent.

    Ronaldinho, 36, has received numerous messages from his fans on social media, asking him to play again following Monday’s tragedy in Medellin that took the lives of 71 people, including 19 Chapecoense players.

    “Everyone is still shaken, it is a very difficult time,” Ronaldinho’s agent and brother, Roberto Assis told GloboEsporte. “As much as […]

  • It is a sad moment for Brazil, says Pele

    It is a sad moment for Brazil, says Pele

    The Brazilian hero says that his nation is in mourning after a plane crash over Colombia lost 71 lives, including many players and staff from the remarkable club.

    Brazil legend Pele has lamented the Chapecoense tragedy, saying that “for us Brazilians, it is very difficult”.

    Players and officials from the Brazilian team were among the 71 people to lose their lives when a plane carrying them to Colombia for first leg of their Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional crashed over Cerro […]

  • Champion League: UEFA announce minute’s silence for Chapecoense plane crash

    Champion League: UEFA announce minute’s silence for Chapecoense plane crash

    A minute’s silence will be held ahead of all of next week’s Champions League and Europa League matches as a mark of respect to those who died in a plane crash which killed 71 people and most of the Chapecoense football team from Brazil.

    The charter jet carrying the Chapecoense team, along with club officials and journalists, to Medellin for their Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombian side Atletico Nacional came down late on Monday night.

    Civil aviation officials in Colombia have […]

  • Shocking!! Chapecoense asked to fulfill league game by Brazilian FA despite losing most of their squad in plane crash, claims club president

    Shocking!! Chapecoense asked to fulfill league game by Brazilian FA despite losing most of their squad in plane crash, claims club president

    Chapecoense have been asked to fulfill their next league fixture in tribute to the players and staff who died in a plane crash.

    A flight carrying the Chapecoense squad, club officials and a number of journalists, crashed en route to Colombia for the club’s Copa Sudamericana final first leg against Atletico Nacional.

    Ivan Tozzo was previously vice president and assumed duties as the head of the club following the crash that killed 71 people.

    He has revealed that the Brazilian FA’s president Marco […]