South America

Chapecoense Defender Neto Informed By Doctors That He Could Play Football Again

Following the tragic events of the Chapecoense air disaster which took the lives of 19 of the club’s players, we now have some information regarding the three players who were rescued from the crash in Colombia.

31-year-old center back Neto, as confirmed by his father, is reportedly recovering well in the hospital.

A Chapecoense Player Found Out He Was Going To Be A Father Just Days Before Tragic Plane Crash

One of the most heartbreaking stories to come out of an event that spawned many heartbreaking stories is that of Thiaguinho, the Chapecoense player who found out his wife was pregnant just days before he and 18 teammates were killed in a plane crash.

The video of Thiaguinho's teammates surprising him with the news is almost too much.

Chapecoense Goalkeeper Nivaldo Announces Retirement After Plane Crash

Following the tragic plane crash that killed 19 Chapecoense players, 42-year-old goalkeeper Nivaldo, who was left off the Brazilian club's trip to the Copa Sudamerica final in Colombia, has announced his retirement from football.

Cockpit Recording Reportedly Shows Chapecoense Pilot Saying Plane Ran Out Of Fuel

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the recording from the plane carrying Chapecoense to the Copa Sudamerica final in Colombia that crashed Monday night shows the pilot saying the plane had run out of fuel.

Brazilian Clubs Unite To Offer Chapecoense Free Loan Players

Following Monday night’s tragic plane crash which resulted in the loss of 75 lives including the majority of Chapecoense’s squad, Brazil’s leading clubs have united in offering the team loan players free of charge.

Atletico Nacional Ask For Chapecoense To Be Awarded Copa Sudamericana After Plane Crash Tragedy

Following a horrific plane crash in Colombia Monday night in which 75 people, including many members of Brazilian club Chapecoense, lost their lives, Atletico Nacional, the team Chapecoense had been travelling to play in the Copa Sudamericana final, has asked that the Copa Sudamericana be awarded to Chapecoense.

CONMEBOL has halted all soccer competitions in South America until further notice.

Brazil's Chapecoense Football Team Among 71 Killed In Tragic Plane Crash

A charter plane carrying 81 passengers including Brazil's Chapecoense football team and a large press contingent crashed en route to Medellin, Colombia on Monday night.

1997 Copa America Winner Ze Roberto, 42, Just Won The Brazilian Championship

Ze Roberto might just be the most unheralded footballer of all time. The 42-year-old left back has amassed almost 100 caps with Brazil, is a legend at Bayern Munich and has a trophy cabinet that includes (and this is the abridged version):