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Brazilian Goalkeeper who initially survived Colombia plane crash dies

AP , Tuesday 29 Nov 2016
Danilo
File Photo: shows Brazil's Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo celebrating after defeating Argentina's Independiente in a penalty shoot-out during their Sudamericana Cup match at the Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil. (AFP)
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A spokesman for Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense has confirmed the death of goalkeeper Danilo who had initially been rescued alive from a plane crash in Colombia and was being treated at a hospital.

Team spokesman Andrei Copetti announced the death to The Associated Press.

Another goalkeeper was reported to be among several survivors.

Chapecoense was traveling on a chartered flight to play Colombian club Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana final when the plane crashed near Medellin.

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