CONMEBOL chief Alejandro Domínguez said Atletico Nacional's proposal to give the Copa Sudamericana 2016 title to Chapecoense is admirable.
After the plane crash, Nivaldo said he would retire immediately, but now he wants to play against Atletico Mineiro in order to pay tribute.
Chapecoense director Cecilio Hans has vowed the club will rebuild from scratch in the memory of the players and staff who died in Tuesday's crash.
The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel before crashing, per recordings.
The fairytale had been written, Chapecoense were ready for a continental crown. And then everything came to a cruel end on that flight to Medellin.
Chapecoense captain Cleber Santana became a club symbol, a player with experience at Brazil's biggest clubs and even a stint at Atlético Madrid.