A boy sits alone on the stands during a tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real who were killed in a plane accident in the Colombian mountains, at the club's Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016.
Players of the Chapecoense were among 81 people on board the doomed flight that crashed into mountains in northwestern Colombia, in which officials said just six people were thought to have survived, including three of the players. Chapecoense had risen from obscurity to make it to the Copa Sudamericana finals scheduled for Wednesday against Atletico Nacional of Colombia.
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ADDS NAMES - In this Nov. 2, 2016 photo, players of Brazil's Chapecoense team pose before a Copa Sudamericana soccer match against Argentina's San Lorenzo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Top row from left, goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, Bruno Rangel Domingues, Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, Cleber Santana Loureiro, Willian Thiago. Bottom row from left, Guilherme Gimenez de Souza, Ananias Eloi Castro Monteiro, Tiago
Fans of Brazil's soccer team Chapecoense mourn outside the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A chartered plane that was carrying the Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Flowers hang from a soccer net at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A chartered plane that was carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Messages left by fans are part of a makeshift memorial for members of the Chapecoense soccer team outside the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A chartered plane that was carrying the Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A fan of Brazil's soccer team Chapecoense mourns outside the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A chartered plane that was carrying the Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A red rose sits on top of the Chapecoense soccer team logo outside the Arena Conda stadium, where team fans are gathering in Chapeco, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. A chartered plane that was carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, Colombian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
SORG: Den lille byen Chapecó helt sør i Brasil var i sorg tirsdag. Foto: AFP / REUTERS /NTB scanpix

Sorgen – heltene som styrtet i døden

Chapecoense kommer fra den relativt lille byen Chapecó i Brasil, der fotballstjernene var de virkelig store heltene.

Denne artikkelen er over ett år gammel, og kan inneholde utdatert informasjon.

Fotballverden er i dyp sorg etter den tragiske flyulykken til Chapecoense i Colombia.

På sosiale medier deles støtteerklæringer fra hele verden.

71 døde

Totalt overlevde seks personer flykrasjet, mens minst 71 mennesker mistet livet.

Blant de omkomne var 21 journalister og 48 fra delegasjonen til det brasilianske laget.

Chapecoense kommer fra den relativt lille byen Chapecó i Santa Catarina. Byen har i overkant av 200.000 innbyggere og ligger helt sør i Brasil.

Laget har tatt steget fra fjerde nivå i 2009 til toppdivisjonen nå.

Massiv støtte

På sosiale medier deles det nå en rekke videoer og bilder for å hedre fotballaget.

En video som deles er fra semifinalen, en seier som førte til finalespill og dermed også den skjebnesvangre turen til Colombia.

Tirsdag ble det også avholdt en seremoni på klubbens hjemmearena, der folk var tydelig preget.

Bilder herfra ligger øverst i saken.

Da laget kvalifiserte seg til finalespill sa en av trenerne følgende:

– Dersom jeg dør i dag dør jeg lykkelig.

Tre av lagets spillere var ikke med til finalen. Et bilde av de tre sittende på plassene sine i garderoben vekker mange følelser på twitter.