Football world pays tribute after Brazilian club's deadly plane crash

The football world united to pay tribute after Monday’s tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of 75 people.

Brazilian football club Chapecoense was devastated by the catastrophe after just three of the 22 members on board survived the crash.

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The Serie A outfit was travelling from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Medellin, Colombia to play a Copa Sudamerica finals match Wednesday against Atletico Nacional when an emergency was declared due to electrical failures.

Reports indicate 75 people died after the plane crashed into a mountainous region near the Colombian capital.

On Tuesday, Chapecoense tweeted a video of the team celebrating their victory to reach the Copa Sudamerica finals, with the caption, “Let this be the last image of our warriors.”

Along with paying its respects, Chapecoense’s opponents in the Copa Sudamericana final have reportedly insisted the Brazilian side be named honourary champions of the continental competition:

Meanwhile, Chapecoense players who didn’t make the fateful trip were pictured in the team’s dressing room in a state of shock:

Fans gathered outside the team’s stadium during a moment of silence, followed by applause after learning the tragic news:

Former and current Brazilian stars took to social media Tuesday as well to pay tribute to the Serie A outfit:

FIFA president Gianni Infantino expressed his shock and paid respects to those affected in a brief statement:

This is a very, very sad day for football. We are so sorry to hear about the airplane crash in Colombia, it is shocking and tragic news. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends. FIFA would like to extend its most heartfelt condolences to the fans of Chapecoense, the football community and media organisations concerned in Brazil.

Meanwhile, the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid held moments of silence during their respective training sessions while others took to social media to offer their condolences:

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