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Brazilian club Chapecoense

The South American football confederation Conmebol have awarded the Copa Sudamericana to Brazilian club Chapecoense after most of their team died in a plane crash ahead of the final.

Monday’s crash claimed seventy-one lives, including 19 players and staff, as the club were on their way to Colombia for the first leg against Atletico Nacional.

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The Colombian side, who asked for Chapecoense to be awarded the trophy, have been given a Fair Play award to acknowledge their “spirit of peace, understanding and fair play.”

Chapecoense vice-president Ivan Tozzo said: “It is a beautiful tribute.”