Brazilian side Chapecoense met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday.
The club were devastated by an airplane crash in the mountains of Colombia in November, with all but six of the 77 players, officials and journalists on board killed.
Three players survived the crash and two of them, Jackson Follmann and Alan Ruschel, were among those at the Vatican.
Pope Francis gave Chapecoense a special welcome in his remarks and posed for pictures with the team at the end of his weekly general audience.
Neto has revealed he had a premonition about the plane crash that killed all but three members of his Chapecoense team last November.
Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follmann and Neto were the lone survivors from the Chapecoense squad as the team made its way to the Copa Sudamericana finals in Colombia.
And as they opened up about the accident, which killed 71 of the 77 people on board, in an article for The Players' Tribune, Neto recounted: "I dreamed that it would happen.
"A few days before we were supposed...
Yuki Abe scored a penalty with two minutes left to give J-League side Urawa Reds a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Chapecoense in the Suruga Bank Championship on Tuesday.
Referee Kim Jong Hyeok awarded the spot-kick after judging that Chapecoense captain Grolli took down Zlatan Ljubijankic.
Chapecoense protested the call and Grolli said after the match that he did not foul Ljubijankic.
Chapecoense were playing its first competitive match overseas since all but three of their players were killed in a plane...
Roma have announced that they will face Brazilian club Chapecoense in a friendly at the Stadio Olimpico on Sept. 1.
The Giallorossi, the Vatican City and the City of Rome all joined forces to arrange the charity game involving the club who were devastated by a tragic air crash almost a year ago which saw almost all of its players killed and coaching staff killed in Colombia.
"All proceeds from the match, which gets underway at 20:45 local time at the Stadio Olimpico, will be donated to Chapecoense,...