Chapecoense pay tribute to 'eternal champions'

The Brazilian club paid touching tribute in a video to their lost players and staff after their plane crashed in Colombia, with 71 confirmed dead after the disaster

Chapecoense posted a moving tribute after the plane carrying the team to Colombia crashed, killing 71 people.

Chapecoense suffer the cruellest end to heroic Copa Sudamericana adventure

Only six people survived after the plane, flying to Medellin, crashed in Cerro Gordo, La Union, on Monday.

In a video on Facebook, accompanied by the words 'Eternal champions', Chapecoense paid tribute to their lost players.

The club were flying to Colombia to play the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional.

Heaven has welcomed a new team of champions

"Today, we woke up with a new challenge.
"As life has taught us a different lesson.
"Our warriors became heroes.
"And their lives have been eternized.
"In a battle that made the world stop.
"Today, our match has no final whistle.
"Together, we are more than 11.
"Oh, the glorious Green that grows.
"Among states, you are always the splendour.
"On happy times, on difficult times.
"My Hurricane, you are always a winner."

The tragedy has seen both tributes and condolences from all over the football world pour in.

Clubs across Brazil will offer Chapecoense players on loan in order for them to rebuild, while there is a petition for them to made made exempt to relegation for the next three seasons.