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    Colombia Holds Ceremony in Commemoration of Killed Football Players

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    A ceremony in memory of the players from the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team who died in a plane crash has been organized in Colombia.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – A plane operated by the Lamia Corporation airline was carrying 81 people including the Chapecoense Real team when it crashed on Tuesday in northwestern Colombia. Only three players from the team survived the crash.

    A ceremony in commemoration of the killed members of the team was held in Colombia’s Medellin on Wednesday. The city is where Chapecoense Real was supposed to play against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday.

    The South American Cup final game was cancelled after news of the accident came in.

    On Wednesday, thousands of people gathered at the Medellin stadium, holding Brazilian flags, flowers and banners expressing condolences and support to the victims’ families and friends.


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