Clubs and players expressed their grief and support for the Brazilian side on social media following the tragic events of Monday night in which 76 passengers died in a plane crash
The football community has rallied around Chapecoense following the tragic events of Monday night.
A plane carrying the Brazilian club to Colombia for their Copa Sudamericana final first leg against Atletico Nacional crashed en route.
The Serie A side were scheduled to play at Medellin's Estadio Atanasio Girardot on Wednesday but the plane, carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, crashed on its way to Medellin from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, leaving only five surivvors.
Authorities reported that the plane declared an emergency at 22.00 local time (03.00GMT) with an electrical failure.
The plane is understood to have come down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union.
Figures across the football world have since taken to social media to show their support for Chapecoense.
My pray and solidarity for survivors, family and friends of @ChapecoenseReal in this sad time.— Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) November 29, 2016
Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 29, 2016
Pray for @ChapecoenseReal & their families— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) November 29, 2016
Wow prayers for @ChapecoenseReal God bless you all— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) November 29, 2016
Desoladoras noticias que llegan desde Sudamérica, MUCHA FUERZA CHAPECÓ!!!— Javi Martínez (@Javi8martinez) November 29, 2016
Impossível acreditar nessa tragédia, impossível acreditar no ocorrido, impossível acreditar que o avião caiu, impossível acreditar que atletas, seres humanos estavam nesse avião, impossível acreditar que essas pessoas deixaram suas famílias .. é IMPOSSÍVEL ACREDITAR!!! Hoje o Mundo chora, mas o céu se alegra em receber Campeões. Meus sentimentos a todos os familiares e amigos FORÇA CHAPE
CONMEBOL suspended all activities in the wake of the crash.