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Brazil Invites Colombia To Play Charity Match Benefiting Chapecoense

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

A Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesperson said that "Brazil has invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chapecoense players and staff" killed in the Medellín air crash, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Last we...

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