Human Interest

Why Does Palestine's So-Called "Second National Team" Play In The Chilean League?

Who says you can’t go home again?

Deportivo Palestino – a club based in Santiago, Chile and founded by Palestinian expats to the city in 1920 – effectively did just that, visiting the West Bank and occupied territories this week for friendlies against the real Palestinian National Team and the Hebron-based club side Al Ahli.

Chapecoense Crash Survivor Neto Wakes Up From Coma, Asks Who Won The Copa Sudamerica

Apparently Chapecoense player Neto has woken up from his coma following the team's tragic plane crash in Colombia. That's the good news. The bad news is what happened after he woke up. It will rip your heart out.

Per ABC News:

Upon gaining consciousness after almost two weeks, Neto asked who won the final of the Copa Sudamericana and why he was unable to play, team doctor Edson Stakonski said.

Oh God.

Chapecoense Goalkeeper Danilo, Killed In Plane Crash, Named Brazil Player Of The Year

Danilo, one of 19 Chapecoense players killed in a plane crash that took the lives of 71 total, has been named Brazil's Player of the Year.

A goalkeeper, Danilo made a stunning save in the Copa Sudamerica semifinals against San Lorenzo to help keep Chapecoence in the competition. The team was on their way to the final against Atletico Nacional when their plane crashed into a mountainside outside Medellin, Colombia.