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Colombia plane crash: This is a very, very sad day for football, Infantino mourns

Reactions from around Europe on Tuesday to the plane crash in Colombia carrying the Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense among its 81 passengers:

“This is a very, very sad day for football. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends. FIFA would like to extend its most heartfelt condolences to the fans of Chapecoense, the football community and media organisations concerned in Brazil.”

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– FIFA President Gianni Infantino (FIFA.com)

“My prayers and my solidarity for the survivors, families and friends of Chapecoense in this sad time.”

– Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (on Twitter)

“We are deeply shaken by the accident concerning the club of our old player Cleber Santana. Our condolences to the families. Rest in Peace.”

– Atletico Madrid, whose former player Cleber Santana was club captain at Chapecoense (on Twitter)

#ForcaChapecoense – The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with @ChapecoenseReal and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.”

– Manchester United, who lost eight players in February 1958 as their plane crashed on take off from Munich airport (on Twitter)

“Real Madrid C.F. expresses its sorrow at the tragic air crash involving the Brazilian club Chapecoense and extends its condolences to relatives and friends of the victims. At the same time, wishing an early recovery for the survivors.”

– Real Madrid (on club website)

“Our thoughts are with Chapecoense and everyone effected by this tragedy and their families. We are speechless.”

– Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid captain (on Twitter)

“All our support and solidarity is with the victims and the families affected by the @ChapecoenseReal tragedy in Colombia.”

– FC Barcelona (on Twitter)

“The thoughts of AS Roma are addressed to Chapecoense and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia. #ForcaChapecoense”.

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil's Chapecoense players posing for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo  held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil. A plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, crashed late on November 28, 2016 near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said. The airport that serves Medellin said that among the 72 passengers and nine crew were members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club that was supposed to play against Colombia's Atletico Nacional Wednesday in the South American Cup finals.    / AFP PHOTO
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil’s Chapecoense players posing for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina’s San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil.
A plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, crashed late on November 28, 2016 near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said. The airport that serves Medellin said that among the 72 passengers and nine crew were members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club that was supposed to play against Colombia’s Atletico Nacional Wednesday in the South American Cup finals.
/ AFP PHOTO

– AS Roma (on Twitter)

“FC Porto is with Chapecoense and their families at this difficult moment.”

– FC Porto (on Twitter)


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