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ROVERS TO HOLD MINUTES SILENCE FOR CHAPECOENSE PLAYERS & STAFF

2 December 2016

Bristol Rovers will hold a minutes silence before Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup Second Round fixture with Barrow AFC in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday.


Darrell Clarke’s men will also wear black armbands throughout the game as a mark of respect for the Brazilian side. 


Nineteen players and coaching staff were among the 71 who died when the Brazilian's team plane crashed. 


The team was heading to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the biggest game in the club's history. 


Chapecoense were in the Brazilian fourth tier in 2009, but had recently made themselves a national force before their run in South American football's secondary continental competition - the equivalent of the Europa League.


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