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Chapecoense honoured with Copa Sudamericana title

The whole football world has mourned for stricken club Chapecoense. Credit: PA

Tragic Brazilian club Chapecoense have been crowned winners of the Copa Sudamericana after their plane crashed while travelling to the final.

The jet carrying the Chapecoense team, along with club officials and journalists, to Medellin for the final against Colombian side Atletico Nacional came down late last Monday, killing 71 people including 19 players.

And the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has declared them Copa Sudamericana champions 2016.

The gesture comes after Nacional asked CONMEBOL to award the title to Chapecoense in tribute to the victims of the crash.

The governing body also announced it has awarded Nacional the Centennial CONMEBOL Fair Play award, consisting of USD one million (£785,000) .

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