Chapeconese crowned Copa Sudamericana champions

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Chapeconese crowned Copa Sudamericana champions
Chapeconese crowned Copa Sudamericana champions

Just aftermath of the plane crash that killed over 70 people, Chapecoense have been crowned the Copa Sudamericana champions.

Chapeconese crowned Copa Sudamericana champions
Chapeconese crowned Copa Sudamericana champions

The Brazilian team was on their way to play Atletico Nacional in the tournament’s final when the plan carrying the players and staff crashed killing majority of the players and staff.

This prompt the South America’s footballing governing body CONMEBOL to accepted Atletico’s forfeiture of the match and awarded the trophy to Chapecoense.