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Barcelona invite Chapecoense for Joan Gamper Trophy

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Barcelona have invited Chapecoense to play in the Joan Gamper Trophy next season to pay tribute to the 71 people who died in a tragic air disaster.

A Barcelona statement read: “FC Barcelona has agreed to invite to the next edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who were the victims of the tragic plane crash when on the way to play the final of the Copa Sudamericana in Colombia on 28 November.

Barcelona invite Chapecoense for Joan Gamper Trophy

“FC Barcelona wants to pay tribute to the 71 people who died in the accident and their families, and will therefore make the 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy a great tribute to the world of football through various activities around this match which will become known as the date of this celebration approaches.”