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CONMEBOL statement on plane crash involving Brazil’s Chapecoense

CONMEBOL - Associação Chapecoense de Futebol

The South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, has issued a statement on it website as a reaction to the plane crash involving Brazilian club Associação Chapecoense de Futebol.

A plane carrying 81 people crashed on its approach to the Medellin Airport in Colombia. The Brazilian team was on its way to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana Final against Atlético Nacional on Wednesday.


The South American Football Confederation confirms that it has been notified by Colombian authorities that the plane in which the Chapecoense delegation was traveling suffered an accident upon arrival in Colombia. We are in contact with the authorities and awaiting further official updates.

The CONMEBOL family greatly regrets what happened.

All activities of the Confederation are suspended until further notice.

President Alejandro Domínguez is currently on his way to Medellín.