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A plane crashed in Brazil on Sunday killing the President of the Brazilian fourth-tier men’s club, Palmas Futebol e Regatas, four players and the pilot.

The plane crashed shortly after take-off on Sunday in the central Brazilian state of Toncantin, the club announced.

The players and club president Lucas Meira were on their way to the city of Goiania, where Palmas were due to play a match in a regional cup competition on Monday.

The match was postponed indefinitely, according to the Brazilian football association.

Victims were remembered with a minute’s silence in every match in Brazil on Sunday.

FIFA promptly issued a condolence message: FIFA offers its condolences after a plane crash tragically claimed six lives in Brazil – including five members of Palmas Futebol e Regatas.

“Football extends its deepest sympathies to the victims and their families at this difficult time”.

In November 2016, a plane belonging to Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashed on its way to Medellin for the Copa Sudamericana final first leg in Colombia.

Seventy-one people were killed, including almost all the players as well as crew, coaches and journalists travelling with the team while six passengers survived.

The Colombian aviation authority later identified a lack of fuel as the cause of the tragedy.

 

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