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Sala’s Body To Be Flown To Argentina For Vigil

The body of footballer Emiliano Sala is to be flown back to his hometown in Argentina where a vigil is planned.

Sala , 28 , was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson , which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January .

His body was recovered from the plane wreck last week but Mr Ibbotson ’ s body has still not been found .

Sala was flying to join his new side Cardiff City from French club Nantes when the plane went missing.

Julio Muller , mayor of Sala ’ s hometown of Progreso , said the footballer ’ s family had arrived for the service .

Mr Muller said Sala ’ s body would arrive in the late afternoon on Friday and be taken to the gymnasium next to his youth club ’ s headquarters , where a vigil was scheduled.

His boyhood club San Martin de Progreso posted an emotional tribute on Facebook , saying , “ We are waiting for you … like the first day you left but this time to stay with us forever .

“ You went and you are an example for everyone. Eternally in our hearts . ”

Authorities formally identified Sala ’ s body last week , with his family saying they could “ now begin to mourn our son and our brother . ”

Sala died of “ head and trunk injuries , ” an inquest heard on Monday .

His former teammates gave him a rousing send off on Sunday , playing a French league match in a special black kit with each player wearing Sala ’ s name on the back of their jersey .

Source; https://punchng.com/salas-body-to-be-flown-to-argentina-for-vigil/

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