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Barcelona To Play Chapecoense In August

will play tragedy-stricken Brazilian club in a friendly in early August, according to media reports.

The teams will play for the Joan Gamper trophy on August 7 or 8 at the , Brazilian newspaper O Globo said on Wednesday.

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Barcelona invited Chapecoense to take part in the annual match after the small club from Chapeco in southern was decimated by a plane crash in Colombia last November.

Seventy-one people died, including 19 Chapecoense players and all of the team’s coaching staff, when the LaMia chartered plane in which they were travelling ran out of fuel and plunged into a hillside near Medellin.

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The last reported picture of Brazil’’s Chapecoense Real team who were in the plane crash in Colombia (Image Courtesy: Twitter)

Nearly all of the club’s directors and 20 journalists were also killed.

There were just six survivors: three Chapecoense players, two flight staff and a journalist.

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