The football world was left in shock after a plane carrying the Brazilian league's Chapecoense team crashed in Colombia on Monday night killing 71 people out of its 77 passengers.
The small club from the town of Chapeco had been heading for the biggest game in its history, the first leg of Wednesday's Copa Sudamericana final, when its plane crashed in a mountainous rural area outside of the city of Medellin.
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) November 29, 2016
Sao Paulo cancelled plans to present Rogerio Ceni as their new coach on Tuesday and the Brazilian Football Confederation suspended Wednesday night's second leg of the Brazilian Cup final between Gremio and Atletico Mineiro.
Clubs and fans from around the globe sent tributes and support to Brazilian side Chapecoense.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 29, 2016
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 29, 2016
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 29, 2016
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 29, 2016
#ForcaChapecoense pour ce terrible drame
— Inter Milan FR (@InterMilanFRA) November 29, 2016
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) November 29, 2016
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 29, 2016
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 29, 2016
Many players also expressed their condolences on twitter.
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) November 29, 2016
Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends.
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 29, 2016
Last picture of Brazilian team #Chapecoense before the crash in Colombia. They were on their way to play Copa Sudamericana final
— Neymar Jr. (@NeyMarvellous) November 29, 2016
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) November 29, 2016