Colombia Plane Crash

The following e-mail has been received by the League from the Football Association

T0 THE MEMBERS 0F FIFA
Circular no. 1569
Zurich, I December 2016
SG/ebr

Minute’s silence for the victims of the Colombia plane crash

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to inform you that following a proposal by the FIFA President. the Bureau of the Council
has agreed that a minute’s silence should be held at every football match this coming weekend in
memory of the plane crash in Colombia last Monday which, among others, claimed the lives of players
and officials of the Brazilian football club Associagäo Chapecoense de Futebol while travelling to
Medellin to play the final of the Copa Sudamericana. The Bureau also agreed that all players should be
requested to wear black armbands to commemorate this tragic accident, which has touched the entire
football world. We would therefore be grateful if you would communicate this decision to the
competition organisers in your association for action.