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Chapecoense Could Still Play Final Game Of Season

Joe Baiamonte

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Chapecoense Could Still Play Final Game Of Season

Despite tragically losing 19 of their first team players, as well as their manager and several other members of staff, Chapecoense could still play their final game of the season, fielding mainly youth team players.

Acting President of the club, Ivan Tozzo, has revealed that he's been told to go ahead with the match by Marco Polo Del Nero, head of the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Despite the fact football will surely be far from the minds of everyone involved with Chapecoense in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific accident, Nero is quoted by Tozzo as saying, "This game has to happen. There has to be a big ceremony."

The final round of matches in the Brazilian league is set to take place on 11th December, with the Brazilian Football Confederation asking for seven days of mourning for the victims of the crash.

Chapecoense officials are yet to confirm whether they will indeed go ahead with the match against Atletico Mineiro.


Topics: Football, Chapecoense, Brazil

Joe Baiamonte
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