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Chapecoense Awarded the Copa Sudamericana Trophy in Emotional Ceremony

Chapecoense Awarded the Copa Sudamericana Trophy in Emotional Ceremony

Chapecoense were handed the Copa Sudamericana trophy on Wednesday evening, during the draw for the 2017 Copa Libertadores tournament.

It was decided that the club would be awarded the trophy after a plane carrying the team crashed while en route to the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional on November 28.

71 people died in the crash, including 19 players and the club’s president Sandro Pallaoro.

However, the rebuilding process has already begun, with Chape expected to compete in their first competitive fixture since the tragedy at the beginning of next year.

In the meantime however, the club were awarded the Copa Sudamericana trophy at the bequest of Atletico Nacional.

And in an emotional gesture, Chape’s new president Plínio David de Nes Filho accepted the gong on behalf of the club, before calling the Atletico president to the stage to share the award:

 

As Chape were crowned winners of the Sudamericana tournament, they were drawn alongside Uruguay’s Nacional, Lanus of Argentina and Venezuela’s Zulia as part of Group 7.

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