Tamil Diplomat

Chapecoense plane crash: Minute’s silence to be held before all games this weekend

A minute’s silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday. Football’s world governing body Fifa also requested that all players wear black armbands in remembrance.

Nineteen players and coaching staff were among the 71 who died when the Brazilian’s team plane crashed. The team was heading to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the biggest game in the club’s history.(BBC,2016)