Ronaldinho And Juan Riquelme Offer To Help Chapecoense

Following the demise of the Chapecoense players in the devastating Colombian plane crash, Brazillian football legend Ronaldinho is offering to help the Brazilian club.

The plane crash saw the majority of the football club, as well its coaching teams and club staff, pass on as the plane crashed into the mountains near Medellin in Colombia.

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The members were travelling to participate in their Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional when the incident occurred.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will take a trip to Brazil in order to attend the funeral, which is set to hold later today .

Fans have been mourning for the past three days in different parts of the world.

Brazilian clubs have also begun offering Chapecoense players on loan for free. Others have requested that they be made exempt from relegation for the next three years.


The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is, however, causing a bit of confusion with the demand that the club plays their final Serie A match of the season.

Due to this report by the current surrogate President Ivan Tozzo, Brazillian football legend, Ronaldinho, as well as Argentina international Juan Roman Riquelme are said to be offering to help the club .

Ronaldinho’s brother, Roberto Assis, who is also his agent stressed that his brother is willing to help although no official talks have been held between both parties. He added that having a conversation about football at this moment would be insensitive.

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“It is a very difficult time,” Assis told Globo Esporte. “Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk.

“I can only say that we are here and we want to help.

“He (Ronaldinho) fits the profile, can be the right guy. But the moment is to help families and it would be (wrong) to create expectations for now. As Brazilians, we feel involved. We are together.”