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1-minute silence for Emiliano Sala at Champions League games

Tributes are paid to Emiliano Sala ahead of the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA says a one-minute silence to honor Emiliano Sala will be held before all Champions League and Europa League games this week.

Clubs can also choose to wear black armbands as a tribute to the 28-year-old Sala, who died in an airplane crash in the English Channel last month.

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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he urges “supporters across the continent to pay their respects to his memory over the coming days.”

The Argentina-born forward was in a single-engine aircraft flying from Nantes in France to start his new career with English Premier League club Cardiff.

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Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage last week but pilot David Ibbotson is still missing.

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