Vanuatu stand 1 minute silence for Brazilian victims

Vanuatu Football stand in 1 minute silence for Brazilian footballers from Chapecoense football club who died in a plane crash in Colombia last week.

Two Brazilians are helping Amicale football club in the 2016 Oleague campaign in Port Vila league.


Vanuatu and Brazil have some connections in sports; as team mates in soccer or opponents in beach volleyball, and no doubt its soccer fans are unbeatable.

Last week, Vanuatu Football Federation’s President Lambert Maltock sent Vanuatu’s condolence message.

“We are extending our profound and heartfelt sorrows and condolences to the Brazilian Football Authority and families and loved ones of those lost in the crash in this great moment of lamentation”.

VFF President Maltock described football as a game that unites people of the world therefore we have to give it respect.

“Football is a simple round ball game that actively helps to shape the entire society in trying to build a better world in this green planet. Where else can you find constant moment of friendship, unity, peace, joy and love between colors and races where differences in religions and beliefs unable to provide? It’s only through football in 365 days around the globe”.

“Our respect for loved ones who sacrificed their lives for the game for the world”, he said.

Brazil women’s team came this close this month playing the FIFA U20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

Media in PNG reports coach of the Brazil U20 women’s team Dorival Bueno thanked Papua New Guineans for the hospitality they received since arriving in Port Moresby, and the assistance and friendliness received by the coaching staffs and players will be treasured, and the team felt sad they will be leaving.

Photo: Vanuafoot and various sources online