River Plate play in green kit as tribute to Chapecoense

River Plate players wearing the Chapecoense-coloured jersey to pay homage for the 71 victims of the plane crash Source: AFP

Argentine giants River Plate became the latest team to pay their respects to Chapecoense by playing in a green kit for Monday morning's (AEST) Primera Division fixture.

The footballing world has banded together to pay tribute to Chapecoense after players, backroom staff and officials from the Brazilian outfit were among the 71 people to lose their lives when a flight carrying them to the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional went down in Cerro Gordo, La Union in Colombia.

And River became the latest team to pay their respects by playing in a green kit for the Primera Division clash with Independiente.

Independiente also honoured Chapecoense in Buenos Aires, with the names of the fallen players' on their shirts. 

CONMEBOL will award the Copa Sudamericana title to Chapecoense, interim club president Ivan Tozzo announced on Sunday (AEST).

Source Omnisport