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CONMEBOL declares Chapecoense champions of Copa Sudamericana 2016

(FIFA.com)
Players of Chapecoense pose for a photo prior the first leg semi final match between San Lorenzo and Chapecoense as part of Copa Sudamericana 2016
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CONMEBOL have announced that Associação Chapecoense de Futebol are champions of the 2016 edition of the Copa Sudamericana, while Medellin-based Atletico Nacional receive the Centennial Fair Play Award.

In the wake of the air tragedy in Colombia on 28 November that killed 71 people, including most of the Chapecoense team, Atletico Nacional requested to the South American football confederation that their opponents for the Copa Sudamericana final be declared champion. Today, CONMEBOL made the announcement official.

CONMEBOL otorga el título de Campeón de la #CopaSudamericana 2016 a Chapecoense: https://t.co/UTgU9ksznz pic.twitter.com/reUCoRUXQu

— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) 5 de diciembre de 2016

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