Chapecoense plane crash: the world of football reacts

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The world of football has been left in shock today after a plane carrying the Chapecoense football team crashed in Colombia.

With the plane on its way to Medellin International Airport, it crashed in remote Colombian mountains leaving 76 of the 81 people on board dead. 

Brazilian team Chapecoense were on their way to Medellin ahead of their first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional.

Two players - defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jackson Follmann - have reportedly survived the crash, while 'keeper, Danilo, was rushed to hospital but later died. 

Crew members Ximena Suarez and Erwin Tumiri and journalist Rafael Hensel also survived the tragedy.

Chapecoense, who have been compared to Leicester City after outperforming clubs with far more money, currently sit in ninth position in Brazil's Serie A. 

"Our team really reminds me of Leicester, a team from an unfancied city that was able to win an important title," said Caio Júnior earlier this season. "I want to make a mark this season with this club, this group of players."


It's certainly a heartbreaking story and, as you can imagine, footballers from all around the world have paid their respects on social media.

You can see some of the messages here: 

Real silence 

While a number of players have tweeted, the likes of Real Madrid and Las Palmas have today held a minute's silence prior to their training sessions. 

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