Barcelona to face Chapecoense

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Barcelona will play Brazil­ian side Chapecoense, whose team was all but wiped out in an air crash last Novem­ber, in a friendly match at Camp Nou on Aug 7.

The match will “help pay tribute to the 71 peo­ple who died in the ac­ci­dent on Novem­ber 28, 2016, as well as their fam­i­lies,” the Span­ish gi­ant said on its web­site.

“Barca hopes to help Chapecoense re­build in­sti­tu­tion­ally and re­cover the com­pet­i­tive level it had be­fore the tragedy,” it added.

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