Official: Chapecoense To Be Crowned Copa Sudamericana Winners


Brazilian club Chapecoense will be awarded the Copa Sudamericana trophy, according to interim president Ivan Tozzo.

Tozzo revealed that CONMEBOL have confirmed that the title will be awarded to the club posthumously in the wake of the tragedy that rocked the Brazilian side.
“CONMEBOL have testified that they will crown Chapecoense as champions of the Copa Sudamericana,” Tozzo told TV Globo.
“In addition, the club will receive the two million dollar prize. Everything is confirmed. I do not know if there will be a ceremony to receive the cup.”
CONMEBOL have taken action after Atletico Nacional called for the prize to be awarded to their scheduled final opponents.
He added: “We are receiving support from all federations. The CBF, CONMEBOL, FIFA, and especially the people of Chapeco.
“Right now we are beginning to rebuild the team. People want football, people love football in Chapeco.
“Therefore, we must continue this. Let’s talk and do well, let the dust settle and rebuild the team for next year. ”
Players, backroom staff and officials from the Brazilian club, as well as a number of journalists, were among those to lose their lives when the flight carrying them to the Copa Sudamericana final went down in Cerro Gordo, La Union.

Jefferson Obuseri

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