sport news Minute's silence for Emiliano Sala to be held before all Champions League games

Minute's silence for Emiliano Sala to be held before all Champions League and Europa League games with clubs given the option of wearing black armbands

By Rohith Nair, Reuters

Published: 11:13 GMT, 12 February 2019 | Updated: 11:19 GMT, 12 February 2019

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A minute's silence will be held at all Champions League and Europa League games this week in memory of Emiliano Sala.

Sala, who signed for Cardiff from Nantes in January for £15million, died when the plane he was on crashed in the English Channel last month.

His death was confirmed last week when his body was recovered from the wreckage, while pilot David Ibbotson is yet to be found.

A minute's silence will be held for the late Emiliano Sala at all European fixtures this week

A minute's silence will be held for the late Emiliano Sala at all European fixtures this week

Fans laid yellow flowers in front of a portrait of Sala at Nantes' Beaujoire stadium last week

Fans laid yellow flowers in front of a portrait of Sala at Nantes' Beaujoire stadium last week

'On behalf of everyone at UEFA, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Emiliano Sala for their loss,' UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement on UEFA's website.

'I am deeply saddened that his life was so cruelly taken away at such a young age and I urge supporters across the continent to pay their respects to his memory over the coming days.'

UEFA also confirmed that clubs have the

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