The football Confederation of South America officially declared “Epicoene” Copa Sudamericana-2016.
Recall that for a victory in the South American equivalent of the Europa League, “Epicoene” in the two-legged tie had to argue with Colombian, “Atletico Nacional”. This match wasn’t meant to be…
Last Monday the plane with the Brazilian team suffered a plane crash in Colombia. On Board were 77 passengers – the crew, the players, coaches and staff “Epicoene”, the journalists, the guests of honor. To survive a plane crash was only three players, one journalist and two crew members of the aircraft.
“Atlético Nacional” shortly after the tragedy suggested to declare “Epicoene” the winner of the Cup of Sudamericana. Today, the leaders of CONMEBOL formally supported this initiative.
Victory in the second most prestigious club tournament in South America automatically brought “Epicoene” five million dollars in prize money (2 million for a Cup of Sudamericana, 1 – for participation in the super Cup and 2 for getting to the group stage of the Copa Libertadores).
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