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Emiliano Sala's funeral to take place in hometown in Argentina

BBC     16th February, 2019 02:03:34 printer

Emiliano Sala's funeral to take place in hometown in Argentina

 

The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala will take place in his native Argentina on Saturday.

 

The 28-year-old died when the plane he was in with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January.

 

His funeral will take place in his hometown of Progreso and a wake will also be held at the club Sala played for as a youth.

 

Among those due to attend is Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock.

 

Sala was killed when a single-engine light aircraft, flown by pilot Mr Ibbotson, crashed near Alderney just two days after he became Cardiff City's record transfer.

 

His body, which was recovered from the wreckage following a privately-funded search last week, was repatriated in Argentina on Friday.

 

It was then driven from Buenos Aires to the Sante Fe province, where Sala grew up.

 

Sala's mother Mercedes and sister Romina, who travelled to Europe after his disappearance, have already rejoined the footballer's dad Horacio back in Argentina.

 

 


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