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FC Barcelona officially invite Chapecoense to 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy

This is fantastic

Fans Pay Tribute To Brazilian Football Team Chapecoense Following Fatal Plane Crash Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Barcelona will lend a hand to help those affected by one of the biggest sporting tragedies of all time.

The club released this statement on Thursday morning:

FC Barcelona has agreed to invite to the next edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who were the victims of the tragic plane crash when on the way to play the final of the Copa Sudamericana in Colombia on 28 November.

FC Barcelona wants to pay tribute to the 71 people who died in the accident and their families, and will therefore make the 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy a great tribute to the world of football through various activities around this match which will become known as the date of this celebration approaches.

Along with the invitation to Chapecoense to the 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy, FC Barcelona would like to collaborate on the institutional and sporting reconstruction of the Club, and help to recover the competitive level that it had.

FC Barcelona has today sent a formal letter of invitation to the current Board of Directors of Chapecoense.


More than a club, indeed. Chapeocense at Camp Nou. That will be so amazing.

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