Chapecoense: Brazilian team play their first game since plane crash

Seventy-one people, including 19 players and staff, were killed as the Brazilian team travelled to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

The team recruited 22 new players and hosted Brazilian league champions Palmeiras in Saturday's friendly.

Three players who survived the crash, received the Copa Sudamericana before the game at the Arena Conda stadium.

Defenders Neto and Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jackson Follmann, who had his leg amputated, were among the six survivors.

Chapecoense fined for not playing last game of the season

According to a report from The Mirror, both Chapecoense and opponents Atletico Mineiro were hit by the financial penalty from the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice after the match on December 1 did not go ahead.

It is believed the Brazilian FA will try to intervene so that no fine is imposed, according to sources in the country.


Ronaldinho ready to help Chapecoense

Teams and players from around the world have offered their services to Brazil's Chapecoense, who tragically had players, backroom staff and officials among the 71 people to lose their lives when a flight carrying them to the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional went down in Cerro Gordo, La Union in Colombia last week.