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All You Need To Know About The Brazilian Football Team We Lost In Columbia.

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As FIFA president Gianni Infantino rightly said: “It’s a very, very sad moment for football.”. The Brazilian football club Chapecoense was preparing for their biggest game in history when an aircraft conveying them from Brazil to Colombia, via Bolivia, crashed near the city of Medellín in Colombia.

Chapecoense was scheduled to play in the Copa Sudamericana final when the tragic incident occurred.

Reports confirm that on Tuesday morning, Brazil and football in general, lost at least 71 lives.

Latest reports say seven people were rescued from the chartered airplane, but sadly, one of the survivors who is the team’s goalkeeper named Danilo, later died from his injuries.

Having been promoted to Brazil’s top flight for the first time in decades in 2014, Chapecoense was never expected to make the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the Latin American equivalent of the Europa League. But the club did, knocking out Argentina’s San Lorenzo. It prompted wild celebrations.

Chapecoense was scheduled to play Medellín team Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the final on 30 November. The team live streamed its arrival at Viru Viru airport in Bolivia on Facebook.

This is the story as told in pictures:

<p>Police officers and rescue workers search for survivors around the wreckage of a chartered airplane that crashed in La Union, a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides) </p>

Police officers and rescue workers search for survivors around the wreckage of a chartered airplane that crashed in La Union, a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

<p>Rescuers gesture near the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on Nov. 29, 2016. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images) </p>

Rescuers gesture near the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on Nov. 29, 2016.

<p>Rescuers search for survivors from the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on Nov. 29, 2016. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images) </p>

Rescuers search for survivors from the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on Nov. 29, 2016.

<p>Rescuers carry one of the survivors from the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on November 29, 2016. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images) </p>

Rescuers carry one of the survivors from the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on November 29, 2016.

<p>Rescue workers carry the boris of victims of an airplane that crashed in La Union, a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday , Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides) </p>

Rescue workers carry the boris of victims of an airplane that crashed in La Union, a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday , Nov. 29, 2016.

<p>Medical staff from the San Juan de Dios hospital transfer 27-year-old Brazilian soccer player Alan Ruschel as he arrives to La Ceja in Colombia on Nov. 29, 2016, after surviving a plane crash. Ruschel is said to be the first survivor after a plane reportedly carrying 81 people, including the players of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin as it was approaching the Jose Maria Cordoba airport. (Lius Eduardo Noriega A./EPA) </p>

Medical staff from the San Juan de Dios hospital transfer 27-year-old Brazilian soccer player Alan Ruschel as he arrives to La Ceja in Colombia on Nov. 29, 2016, after surviving a plane crash.

<p>Rescue workers search for survivors at he wreckage of a chartered airplane that crashed in La Union, a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday , Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides) </p>

Ruschel is said to be the first survivor after a plane reportedly carrying 81 people, including the players of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin as it was approaching the Jose Maria Cordoba airport.

<p>Rescue workers search at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides) </p>

<p>Brazil’s Chapecoense player Helio Neto is helped by paramedics at the San Juan de Dios clinic in La Ceja, Antioquia Department on November 29 2016. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images) </p>

Brazil’s Chapecoense player Helio Neto is helped by paramedics at the San Juan de Dios clinic in La Ceja, Antioquia Department on November 29 2016.

<p>Real Madrid’s players observe a minute of silence at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training ground outside Madrid, Spain, after a plane crash involving passengers including players of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, Nov.29, 2016. (Juan Medina/Reuters) </p>

Real Madrid’s players observe a minute of silence at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training ground outside Madrid, Spain, after a plane crash involving passengers including players of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, Nov.29, 2016.

<p>Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil on Nov. 23, 2016. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters) </p>

Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil on Nov. 23, 2016.

<p>Head coach Caio Junior of Chapecoense celebrates with his players after their match against San Lorenzo in the Copa Sudamericana at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil on Nov. 23, 2016. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters) </p>

Head coach Caio Junior of Chapecoense celebrates with his players after their match against San Lorenzo in the Copa Sudamericana at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil on Nov. 23, 2016.

<p>Brazil’s Chapecoense players pose for pictures during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match against Argentina’s San Lorenzo held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on Nov. 23, 2016. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images) </p>

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1 Comment on All You Need To Know About The Brazilian Football Team We Lost In Columbia.

  1. Such a tragedy for football and humanity…

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