Chapecoense opponents ask for title to be given to the grief-stricken Brazilian club
Copa Sudamericana finalists Atletico Nacional of Colombia have asked tournament organisers to award the trophy to Chapecoense after the plane carrying the team crashed outside Medellin.
A charter plane carrying the Chapecoense team and their support staff, crashed in a mountainous area last night, killing 76 people
The two teams were due to clash in the first leg of the final on Wednesday evening.
Atletico Nacional joined in the chorus of tributes from right around the world with a tweet that read: “They came for a dream, they depart as legends”.
It is understood that they have asked the organisers CONMEBOL to award the tournament to the grieving Brazilian club.
There are understood to be just five survivors with players, mentors, club officials and journalists among the dead.
The world of football has been reacting to the awful events:
Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 29, 2016
Our thoughts are with everyone at @ChapecoenseReal, their families and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 29, 2016