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Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that the plane crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land. However, a minute's silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday.


The team was on a charter flight which crashed leaving only 6 survivors including defender Alan Luciano Ruschel, reserve goalkeeper Jackson Ragnar Follmann and centre-back Helio Hermito Zampier Neto. Ruschel and Neto have been reported to be in critical but stable conditions, with the former having had spinal surgery, Follmann has had his leg amputated and stands the risk of losing his other foot.


Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel paid tribute to his late friend Caio Junior, the Chapecoense coach, after his team's quarter-final defeat by Southampton in the EFL Cup.
"This is really hard to take. It is something we never imagine will happen with us or a close friend," he said.

"The minimum I can do is send my condolences to all their families and wish that they can carry on.”


Football's world governing body Fifa also requested that all players wear black armbands in remembrance. Chapecoense were in the Brazilian fourth tier in 2009, but had recently made themselves a national force before their run in South American football's secondary continental competition - the equivalent of the Europa League.

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