Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense would play a friendly match six years after the tragedy

Spread the love

The Colombian team sent an invitation to the Brazilians to be present at the match where they would present their new reinforcements for the season to the fans 2023

Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense would play a friendly match six years after the tragedy

The only match between Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense after the accident was in the Recopa Sudamericana won by Colombians in 2017. (EFE)

A brotherhood that was born in soccer, as a result of an unfortunate tragedy, was between Atlético Nacional of Colombia and Chapecoense < /b>from Brazil. The accident on November 29, 2016 in the mountains of Antioquia, when the Brazilians were traveling to play the second leg final of the Copa Sudamericana, marked the history of both clubs, which could meet again in January 2023 .

Journalist Eduardo Florão of GE Globo in Brazil announced that the Chapecó team received an invitation from Verde Paisa to play a pre-season friendly match on January 14, 2023. The match would be played at the Atanasio Girardot stadium in the city of Medellín and that same day the reinforcements of Atlético Nacional would be presented for the next season. For now, the only confirmed new face is the Brazilian Francisco da Costa.

However, the Brazilian institution is analyzing the possibility of returning to Colombia, since that same day the state tournament in which they are participating will begin. The True look at different possibilities before asking the Satarinense Football Federation to postpone its debut in the regional championship, in which it has been champion seven times.

The only match between Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense after the accident was in the Copa Sudamericana won by the Colombians in 2017. The first leg, played at the stadium Arena Condá from Brazil, culminated in a 2-1 victory for the locals, while in the second leg the Antioqueños came back from behind and turned the score around with a bulky 4-1 to overcome them on aggregate 5-3.

Five years after the Chapecoense tragedy, one of its survivors visited the Guarne headquarters and witnessed a training session for Atlético Nacional. It was Helio Neto. who retired in 2019 and at that time was participating in a film about the event. The accident of flight 2933 of the Bolivian airline Lamialeft the terrifying death toll of 71, including Chapecoense players and coaching staff, journalists and part of the airline crew.

Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense they would play a friendly match six years after the tragedy

Emotional reunion of one of the survivors of the Chapecoense tragedy with Nacional players

Only five people managed to survive this fateful accident, apart from the aforementioned exporter: the journalist Rafael Henzel; two crew members, Ximena Suárez and Erwin Tumiri and players Alan Ruschel and Jackson Follmann.

Free, woman who had been captured in Brazil due to the Chapecoense tragedy

In September 2021 the Brazilian Federal Policecaptured the Bolivian Celia Castedo Monasterio, investigated for her alleged responsibility in the air disaster that occurred in Cerro Gordo, a hill located in the municipality of La Unión, Antioquia.< /p>

According to investigations, Monasterio, which was working as area controller in 2016, would have given the green light to the flight plan without meeting the minimum security requirements. However, the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil revoked the preventive insurance measure against Castedo, at the request of his lawyer Armando da Silva Souza, who also explained that the The Bolivian State did not carry out the pertinent procedures to request his extradition.

“Bolivia has not responded to Brazil's extradition requests. Minister André Mendonça ordered the extradition process to be shelved. The (Bolivian) State remained inert, did nothing, was informed several times.”