Chapecoense Penalized By The Brazilian FA For Failing To Fulfil Fixture Despite Plane Crash.
Twelve days after the horrible plane crash that killed the majority of footballers and coaching staff members of Brazilian club Chapecoense, there is news coming from South America.
The Brazilian FA have fined and penalized the club for not turning up for the last match of the Brazilian league.
Chapecoense have been fined €28,300 after failing to fulfil their final fixture of the season against Atletico Mineiro.
The final round of the Brazilian championship was on December 1, but it was agreed the match against Mineiro would not be played as a result of the tradgedy.
Their opponents had also booked their place in the first phase of the Copa Libertadores, so a 3-0 reverse was recorded for both clubs.
However, the Superior Court of Justice has decided to punish both clubs for failing to fulfil the fixture.