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Breaking: UEFA to honour Emiliano Sala

Breaking: UEFA to honour Emiliano Sala

12 Feb 2019, 12:15

UEFA has confirmed that there will be a minute of silence across all Champions League and Europa League matches this week in memory of the late Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala. 

Sala had just joined Premier League side Cardiff and was on his way to say goodbye to Nantes' players when the plane he was boarding crashed into the English Channel on January 21st. The 28-year-old's body was recovered last week and formally identified on February 7th, however, the pilot David Ibbotson is still missing. 

"On behalf of everyone at UEFA, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Emiliano Sala for their loss," declared UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Tuesday. 

"I am deeply saddened that his life was so cruelly taken away at such a young age and I urge supporters across the continent to pay their respects to his memory over the coming days."

In the memory of the late Argentine, all the clubs participating in UEFA competition matches this week will have the option to wear black armbands. 

See also: What caused Emiliano Sala's death

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