Several leading footballers, from Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar, to Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, have joined the footballing world to pay tribute to a Brazilian club which lost most of its players in a plane crash in Colombia.
Only six of the 77 people on the plane, carrying members of the Chapecoense team, survived Monday’s crash.
The team were flying to what was billed as the biggest match in their history – the final of the Copa Sudamericana.
Their opponents, Colombian team Atletico Nacional, have offered to concede the game to ensure Chapecoense are declared the champions.
In a tweet, the club also asked fans to turn up to their stadium at the time which the game was scheduled, dressed in white.
In a joint statement, Brazilian first division football teams have offered to lend players to Chapecoense free of charge, and asked the
league to protect the club from relegation for the next three years.
There were also 21 journalists on board. Both flight recorders have been recovered.