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Neymar Among Other Brazilian Stars To Honour Tragedy Hit Chapecoense In Charity Match

forward has accepted an invitation to play in a charity match for families affected by the plane crash, Brazilian media reported on Monday.

Former international midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron and World Cup winner Joan Capdevila will also feature in Wednesday’s fixture at the Maracana stadium.

In addition to remembering victims of the November 28 plane crash – which killed 71 people, including 19 Chapecoense players and most of the Brazilian club’s coaching staff – the match will pay homage to ’s 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto Torres, who died in October.

More than 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the game, which is being organized by former Brazil great .

Neymar is currently on holiday in Brazil as Spanish football takes its annual winter recess.

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