Chapecoense asked to honour fixture


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The Brazilians were rocked by a devastating accident in Medellin, but league organisers are keen to pay tribute to the side in the final game of the season. Chapecoense president Ivan Tozzo says his team have been asked to fulfil their next scheduled league fixture to honour the players and staff that died in an air crash before their Copa Sudamericana final. The flight, carrying members of the first team and a number of journalists, came down in Cerro Gordo, Colombia killing 71 of the 77 people on board. Chapecoense were in Colombia to face Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the second-tier continental final. Atletico have requested that Chapecoense be crowned champions by CONMEBOL, South America’s governing body. Previously vice-president, Tozzo has assumed duties at the head of the club. He revealed on Wednesday that Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Marco Polo del Nero has requested that they line-up for their Campeonato Brasileiro match against Atletico Mineiro on December 11.

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