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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…