Sri Lanka Brodcasting Corporation

Fri12152017

Last updateThu, 14 Dec 2017 9pm

Sports News

Football world rallies around Brazilian club team

The football world has rallied around a Brazilian club which lost most of its players in a plane crash in Colombia. Only six of the 77 people on board the charter plane, carrying members of the Chapecoense team, survived the crash. The team was flying to what was billed as the biggest match in their history, the final of the  
Copa Sudamericana. Their opponents, Colombian team Atletico Nacional, have offered to concede the game to ensure Chapecoense are declared the champions. In a tweet, the club also asked that fans to turn up to their stadium at the time which the game was scheduled, dressed in white.

Local News