iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In honor of the soccer players who died earlier this week when their plane crashed in Colombia, a moment of silence will be held at every match this weekend, FIFA announced on Thursday.
Players are also being asked to wear black armbands in remembrance.
Bureau of the FIFA Council agrees minute’s silence at every match this weekend; all players are requested to wear black armbands #ForçaChape
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) December 1, 2016
The plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense went down on Monday, killing 71 people on board. Six passengers — including three players, two crew members and a journalist — survived the crash.
Aerocivil, Colombia’s civil aviation authority, announced Wednesday night that the plane did not have enough of the required reserve fuel needed in case of emergency.
The plane was required to have at least 30 minutes of reserve fuel on top of the fuel needed to make the trip, per Colombian and international norms, Aerocivil authorities said in a press conference. There was also no fuel present at the crash site, investigators said.
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