Fans flood stadium in tear-jerking tribute to Brazil soccer victims


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Atletico Nacional fans hold candles as they pay tribute to the Chapecoense players killed in a plane crash.

Medellin, Colombia, turned from the site of the Copa Sudamericana final into an emotional tribute for Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team Wednesday night.

Prior to the tribute’s start, fans of the local Atletico Nacional team dressed in white and broke out in song in support of the Brazilian squad, whose charter-plane crashed outside the city Tuesday, killing almost everyone on board. Chapecoense’s Cinderella season was supposed to have culminated Wednesday night in the championship game.