Philippine football pays tribute to fallen Brazilian side following tragic plane crash

By Kevin Estrada

MANILA--The Filipino footballing community joins the world in mourning with Brazil's Chapecoense by paying their tributes on social media after losing their first team on a plane crash in Colombia.

The Philippine Football Federation, as well as some clubs, have expressd their empathy to the rising side, who were supposed to be in Medellin to face Atletico Nacional for the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, on board LaMia flight 2933, when tragedy struck Wednesday, Manila time.

Nineteen of the 22-man side, as well as manager Caio Junior and 23 other club staffers were part of the 71 who lost their lives in the worst air disaster ever to hit a football team since Zambia lost its entire team in Gabon 23 years ago.

The PFF Women's League will be honoring the club, as well as veteran photographer Brosi Gonzales thru a moment of silence when they will resume hostilities tomorrow.

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