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Swapping seat saved my life: Chapecoense crash survivor

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Crying in his first press conference since last month s disaster Alan Ruschel says he will do everything to get back on the pitch when he recovers from his injuries

Brazilian Chapecoense footballer Alan Ruschel (C), one of the survivors of the LaMia airliner air crash in Colombia two weeks ago, arrives at hospital in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, on December 13, 2016. Marcio Cunha / AFP

Plane tragedy overshadows Club World Cup in Japan

Dec 07, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The Club World Cup in Japan promises to be an emotional tournament for Colombia s Nacional who were due to play Chapocoense for the Copa Sudamericana title before the plane carrying the Brazilian team crashed en route to the final

Supporters of Colombia's Atletico Nacional cheer for their team before they fly to the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, at the Jose Maria Cordova airport in Rionegro, Antioquia department in Colombia on December 6, 2016. RAUL ARBOLEDA / STR / AFP

Sudamericana title given to plane crash team Chapecoense

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The body issue a statement announcing the posthumous honor to the previously unsung club which was having a fairy tale season until the disaster a week ago

People participate in a tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, on November 30, 2016 in Medellin, Colombia. LUIS ACOSTA / AFP

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Dec 03, 2016 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The Brazilian city of Chapeco is in mourning for its little team that could cut down at the height of its glory

GOING HOME. Members of the Colombian Air Force load onto a plane in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia, on December 2, 2016 the coffins with the remains of the members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real who died in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains earlier this week, to be repatriated to Brazil. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Bolivia shuts down airline after football team crash

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Investigators are examining pilot error and air traffic control problems as possible factors in Monday night s November 28 crash

GRIM TASK. Relatives of Nilson Junior Folle, one of the Brazilian team Chapecoense Real players killed in the plane crash, embrace each other close to the coffin at the Mortoury San Vicente in Medellin on November 30, 2016. Luis Acosta/AFP

Fans cram into Brazil football stadium to mourn dead players

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The stadium in Chapeco turns a solid wall of green as fans and mourners dress in the team shirt

Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel – tape

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:18 AM

3rd UPDATE Details of the doomed aircraft s last harrowing minutes emerge on Wednesday November 30 as fans mourn the loss of all but 6 people on the flight including most of the Cinderella story Chapecoense Real football team

Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP

20 Brazilian journalists among Colombia crash dead

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Most of the attention has focused on the football players traveling to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana regional tournament However the passengers also included a large number of journalists covering the match

Fans light candles in tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at their football stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida / AFP

Footballers' plane crash deaths stun Brazilian home city

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:55 AM

All year the once struggling impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco a city of about 200 000 in Santa Catarina state Now only grief remains

STUNNED SILENCE. People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead tributes to the players of Chapecoense Real a humble team whose march to glory was cut abruptly short

People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Chapecoense Real: Plane crash kills dream of football team that defied odds

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

For the Chapecoense Real team the disaster means the cruel end of a story that had been meant to climax with an unexpected chance for glory

ASCENDANT. This file photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil's Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo celebrating after defeating Argentina's San Lorenzo during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazilian footballers killed in Colombia plane crash

Nov 29, 2016 - 1:45 PM

5th UPDATE A plane carrying members of Brazil s Chapecoense Real football team crashes near the Colombian city of Medellin

DECIMATED. The wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team is seen after it crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on November 29, 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP