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Chapecoense Fans Gather In Grief As Football World Offers Condolences

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 30 / 16

Hundreds of Chapecoense fans "have gathered at the football club’s stadium in Chapecó, Brazil, to mourn the players and staff killed," according to Jack Lang of the London GUARDIAN. The Brazilian team was traveling to Medellín to play Atlético Nacional. Chapecoen...

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