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Emiliano Sala: Former coach pays tribute to footballer

A former football coach and childhood friend have paid tribute to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, whose funeral was held on Saturday. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 21 January. The pilot of the aircraft, David Ibbotson, is still missing. Mourners gathered in Sala’s hometown of Progreso in Argentina, as a wake was held at his childhood football club, San Martin de Progreso. Reporter: Natalio Cosoy Camera: Agustin Actis Source link

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Soccer: Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial

PROGRESO, Argentina (Reuters) – Grieving Argentines paid tribute to footballer Emiliano Sala on Saturday at a special memorial in his home region of Santa Fe. Friends and fans of soccer player Emiliano Sala, former striker of French club Nantes, who died in a plane crash in the English Channel, look on during his wake at Club Atletico y Social San Martin in Progreso, Argentina February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sebastian Granata The body of the 28-year old Sala, who died in a plane crash last month, was laid out in a gymnasium…

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Cardiff will be ‘honourable’ with Nantes on Sala transfer

Emiliano Sala was presented as a Cardiff City signing days before the crash Chairman Mehmet Dalman says Cardiff will be “honourable” with Nantes over the £15m transfer for Emiliano Sala and has defended withholding a payment. Dalman confirmed the French club are threatening legal action, but they are seeking “clarification” on the issue. Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane last week. Dalman also issued strong backing to Neil Warnock over his connection with football agents, believing people have had “knives out” for Cardiff’s manager. Sala…

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David Ibbotson: Emiliano Sala pilot’s family in underwater search plea

Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The family of missing pilot David Ibbotson have said they don’t want him left “out there on his own”. Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. The footballer’s body was recovered from the wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson’s body has not been found. An inquest into the death of…

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Mbappe donates to Sala pilot David Ibbotson search fund

Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson French football star Kylian Mbappe has donated £27,000 to a fundraising appeal set up by the family of missing pilot David Ibbotson. Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. The footballer’s body was recovered from the wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson’s body has not been found. Former England captain…

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Southampton fans caught making Emiliano Sala Cardiff City taunts

Emiliano Sala: Cardiff and Southampton observe minute’s silence for Argentine forward Southampton plan to ban two supporters who taunted Cardiff City fans about the death of striker Emiliano Sala. The 28-year-old Argentine died in a plane crash almost three weeks ago, with his body found on Thursday. Two Saints fans were pictured making aeroplane gestures during their side’s 2-1 home defeat by the Bluebirds and were spoken to by Hampshire Police. “Such behaviour has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St Mary’s,” a club statement…

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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff striker’s tributes after body found in plane crash

There was a minute’s applause in memory of Emiliano Sala in the Premier League’s early game at Craven Cottage Premier League clubs paid tribute to Emiliano Sala on Saturday after police confirmed the Cardiff striker was killed in a plane crash. There were emotional scenes at Southampton, where Cardiff played for the first time since Sala’s body was found and identified on Thursday. A minute’s silence was held before the game and Bluebirds fans wore daffodils in memory of the Argentine. Players in games across the Premier League and EFL…

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Emiliano Sala pilot family launch funding bid to find body

Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The family of the pilot of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala which crashed into the sea have launched a fundraising appeal to find his body. David Ibbotson of North Lincolnshire was flying the Cardiff City player from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. The footballer’s body was recovered from the plane wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson’s body has not…

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Emiliano Sala: Who owned the plane the Cardiff player died in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emiliano Sala was flying from Nantes to Cardiff when his plane crashed The obscure world of plane ownership is under the spotlight following the death of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala. While the wreckage of the aircraft rests at the bottom of the English Channel – holding, investigators hope, at least some of the answers as to how this tragedy unfolded – parallels could be drawn with the impenetrable trail of ownership and registration enveloping this plane. This story has dominated the headlines for…

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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff boss Warnock hopes family find ‘peace & comfort’

Neil Warnock was visibly distraught following Cardiff’s win over Bournemouth Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock hopes the recovery and identification of Emiliano Sala will bring “peace” and “comfort” to his grieving family. Argentine-born Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a light aircraft piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. Cardiff will wear black armbands at Southampton on Saturday and St Mary’s Stadium will observe a minutes silence. Warnock confirmed Cardiff will to offer fund the repatriation of Sala’s body. Speaking for the…

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