Brazil Win Against Colombia In Fund-Raising Match For Chapecoense Families

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Brazil Win Against Colombia In Fund-Raising Match For Chapecoense Families

Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a friendly that raised more than £300,000 for the families of the Chapecoense players and staff who were killed in a plane crash in November.

Former Chapecoense goalkeeper Follmann, in wheelchair, and Alan Ruschel, behind him, greet Brazils’ soccer players prior to a friendly match with Colombia at the Nilton Santos stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017. The match is a tribute to Chapecoense soccer players who died in a plane crash in Colombia last November. Follmann and Ruschel survived the crash. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

 

The friendly at the Olympic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro was decided by Dudu’s early second-half goal but that was just a footnote as fans remembered those who died in the disaster which included 43 Chapecoense players and staff on their way to the Copa Sudamericana final.

 

The club has rebuilt its squad, with most of its 22 new players arriving on loan from other clubs.


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Robinho Recalled To The Brazilian Squad

Former Real Madrid striker Robinho was recalled by Brazil for the first time in more than a year on Thursday to face Colombia in a charity match to raise funds for the victims of the Chapecoense air crash.

The Atletico Mineiro player, who will be 33 on the day of the game, was called up alongside his former Santos colleague Diego, who is now with Flamengo, and Palmeiras’ striker Dudu

 

Robinho will have the chance to hit a landmark of 100 appearances for Brazil  in next week’s friendly with Colombia.


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Botafogo Interested In Colombian Striker Caicedo

Brazilian football club Botafogo are interested in signing Colombian striker Juan Fernando Caicedo from Independiente Medellin, according to media reports.

Botafogo’s board has approved the move but is attempting to bargain down Independiente Medellin’s asking price of $2.5 million, .

The Rio de Janeiro club has not ruled out the possibility of a loan move, the report added. Caicedo has scored 29 goals in 97 matches for Medellin since joining the club from Atletico Huila two years ago. Botafogo qualified for next year’s Copa Libertadores — South America’s top club football competition — by finishing fifth in Brazil’s Serie A championship this year.


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Chapecoense Penalized By The Brazilian FA For Failing To Fulfil Fixture Despite Plane Crash.

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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.


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Ronaldinho May Emerge From Retirement After Chapecoense Tragedy.

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Ex Brazilian and Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho may come out of retirement to play for Chapecoense, the football team which had 19 players die in a plane crash this week.

Despite the deaths of many of their squad, Chapecoense may still be required to fulfill fixtures in the coming weeks, before they embark on the process of rebuilding the club.

It’s believed that he (Ronaldinho) may play for free for the club for a season or two to help them out and may be joined by former Argentinian star striker Juan Roman Riquelme.

Other Brazilian teams have offered to loan players to Chapecoense free of charge after the club was devastated by the crash with the team en route to Colombia.


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