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Brazil’s Chapecoense wins first post-accident title

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s Chapecoense football club, which was all but wiped out in an air crash last November, won its first silverware since the tragedy by taking the state championship yesterday. Some 20,000 supporters packed the home stadium in Chapeco to watch their team win the Santa Catarina state title for the second year in a row — except this time with a new lineup. The team lost 1-0 to rivals Avai but won the tournament on overall points. “It’s something unseen in the world of football. We’ve managed to…

Ronaldo wins FIFA’s player of the year award

ZURICH: Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA's player of the year award for the fourth time on Monday, beating his old rival Lionel Messi who was pulled out of the ceremony only a few hours earlier by his club Barcelona. Italian Claudio Ranieri won the coach of the year award for leading rank outsiders Leicester City to the English Premier League title. Ronaldo was rewarded for his performance in 2016 when he won the Champions League with his club Real Madrid and then Euro 2016 with Portugal. Five-times winner and four-times…

Human error led to Chapecoense plane crash: authorities

Errors by the pilot, airline and Bolivian regulators are to blame for a plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people last month, including most of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, Colombia aviation authorities said on Monday. The plane, operated by Bolivia-based charter company LaMia, crashed on a wooded hillside near Medellin because the pilot failed to refuel en route and did not report engine failures caused by the lack of fuel until it was too late, officials said. "No technical factor was part of the accident,…

Brazil fans vote Chapecoense keeper Player of Year

RIO DE JANEIRO: Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo, who was killed in the Colombian air crash last month, was posthumously named Brazil's Player of the Year after a vote by fans on Monday. Danilo, whose last gasp save in the semi-final against San Lorenzo helped his side into the Copa Sudamericana final, got 48 per cent of the internet vote. His mother Ilaides Padilha collected the award on his behalf at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. "In the name of Chapecoense, I want to thank everyone for their affection and ask for…

Colombia plane crash ran out of fuel: pilot’s final words reveal

LA UNION, COLOMBIA/CHAPECO, BRAZIL: The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian football team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot's final words. The disaster on Monday night killed 71 people and sent shock waves around the global football world. Only six on board the LAMIA Bolivia charter flight survived, including three of the Chapecoense football squad en route to the biggest game in their history: the Copa…