- Spanish club Barcelona will play Brazilian club Champecoense in the year 2017
- The Catalan giants want the team to participate at the Joan Gamber trophy at Camp Nou
- Champecoense football club were involved in a plane crash in November 2017 and lost many players
Spanish giants Barcelona have sent an invitation request to Brazilian football team Champecoense to play for the 2017 Joan Gamber trophy which is billed for Nou Camp.
The Brazilian team were involved in a tragic plane crash in November 2016, and the Catalan team want to pay homage to the 71 people who were reportedly dead in the crash and their bereaved families.
The Spanish champions have sent a letter to the current board of directors of the club on Thursday, November 8, 2016 as they want to collaborate with the institutional and sporting reconstruction of the club.
''We want you to recover the competitive level you had, and that is why we are inviting you to come and take part in the Joan Gamber trophy for us to pay homage club and families of players who died in the crash,'' Barcelona explained in a statement.
Champecoense were on their way to play Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana before the accident, and the trophy has been handed over to them.