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    Brazil’s Chapecoense Soccer Team


    As the South American Cup are set to start,Chapecoense was set to play the Colombian club team Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the South American Cup finals Wednesday.

    Chapecoense is a Brazilian soccer team based in the city of Chapecó in South America.

    They hoped to become the first Brazilian club to win the South American Cup final since 2008 but things took a turn for the worst.

    On Tuesday the 29th, Chapecoense was on a flight from Santa Cruz to Medellin in South America to the Copa Sudamericana finals.

    The flight that was carrying the whole team and twenty journalists that were coming to the cup to cover the game, crashed into a side of a mountain killing all but two players from the team, two crew members and one journalist survived.

    Investigators examined the flight recorders and found out the plane was in electric failure and out of fuel.

    Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, the 31-year-old defender that played for Chapecoense that survived the crash, was in a stable condition after surgery on a lung, a knee, a wrist and his head and is looking to play soccer again.

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