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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian soccer group on board the plane that slammed in Colombia was picking up regard and support from crosswise over Brazil despite the fact that it was a little club with a short history.
Chapecoense, established in 1973, was get ready to play in the Copa Sudamericana last, South America's second greatest club rivalry after the Copa Libertadores. The group was traveling to Medellin to confront Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in the main leg of the last.
Individuals from the Chapecoense group were among the 81 individuals on board the sanctioned airplane that smashed on its way to Medellin's worldwide air terminal. Colombian police said there were a few survivors.
"This is an, exceptionally dismal day for football," FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in an announcement. "At this troublesome time our contemplations are with the casualties, their families and companions. FIFA might want to extend its most sincere sympathies to the aficionados of Chapecoense, the football group and media associations worried in Brazil."


Chapecoense achieved Brazil's first division in 2014 and was in ninth place in front of this present end of the week's last round of diversions. On its way to the mainland last, the group known as Chape beat significant clubs, for example, Argentina's San Lorenzo and Independiente.
Chape strikers Bruno Rangel and Kempes, both 34 years of age, are among the top scorers in the Brazilian group, with 10 and nine objectives, separately. One of the group's top players is 35-year-old midfielder Cleber Santana, who played for Atletico Madrid from 2007-10.


Another group pioneer was protector Helio Hermito Zampier Neto — regularly known as Net.
Among the travelers on the flight was Mario Sergio Pontes de Paiva, a previous soccer player who filled in as observer for Fox Sports.
Known as Mario Sergio, he played quickly for Brazil's national group in the mid 1980s and had a long profession as a midfielder and mentor with numerous Brazilian clubs. He last honed Brazilian club Internacional in 2009 and Ceara in 2010.
In the wake of the crash, the Brazilian Football Confederation canceled the Brazilian Cup last amongst Gremio and Atletico Mineiro, which set for Wednesday. Another date has not been set.
Chapecoense is situated in Chapeco, a city of around 200,000 that is known for its poultry industry and is situated around 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) south of Rio de Janeiro.
The club, which doesn't have any players in Brazil's national group or in the under-20 group, plays its home matches at the 22,000-situate Arena Conda. Be that as it may, it had been planned to play the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana last at the Couto Pereira Stadium, a 40,000-situate scene in Curitiba, a city 300 miles (480 kilometers) north of Chapeco.
A gathering of adversary fans, be that as it may, turned out to be so inspired with Chapecoense's stunning keep running in the opposition that they began a battle via web-based networking media to move the last to the notable Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Chape had its best season ever in 2016, winning 52 focuses from 37 matches. On Sunday, the group lost at Palmeiras 1-0, an outcome which secured the Brazilian association title for the host group.
The group was because of host fourth-put Atletico Mineiro at the Arena Conda on Sunday and after that face Atletico Nacional in the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana last on Tuesday.

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