Beau­ti­ful Game

Australian Four Four Two - - CONTENTS -

Torino in 1949, Manch­ester United in 1958 and now Chapecoense. On Novem­ber 28, the plane car­ry­ing the Brazil­ian Copa Su­damer­i­cana fi­nal­ists to face Atletico Na­cional ran out of fuel on the ap­proach to Medellin air­port, Colom­bia, killing 71 of the 77 peo­ple on board, in­clud­ing 19 of the play­ers. Na­cional asked that their op­po­nents be crowned cham­pi­ons, as foot­ball united in grief. Nowhere more so than at Arena Conda, as the Chape fans paid an emo­tional tribute to their fallen idols.

Pic­ture Paulo Whi­taker/Alamy

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