Football is considered the biggest passion in Brazil. After soccer team Chapecoense's tragic plane crash, a whole nation is mourning. DW journalist Philip Verminnen is devastated, too.
Alan Ruschel, one of three Chapecoense players to survive the plane crash which killed 71 people last year, will make his comeback in a glamour friendly against Barcelona. He had back surgery following the disaster.
Colombian investigators have confirmed that the private jet, which crashed last month with a Brazilian football team onboard, ran out of fuel. Seventy-one people were killed when the plane slammed into the Andes.
A plane carrying a Brazilian football team, journalists, and nine crew members has crashed in Colombia, killing 71 and leaving six survivors. Brasilia has announced three days of national mourning.
Some 100,000 people have attended a funeral for members of the Chapecoense football team killed in a plane crash on Monday. The disaster has cast a pall over the entire football world.
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