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Nantes draws number 9 as a tribute to deceased Emiliano Sala

In tribute to Emiliano Sala will FC Nantes are player number 9 to withdraw. That made the French club Friday known.

The Argentine attacker died after his airplane on January 21, crashed over the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala was just transferred from Nantes to Cardiff City. His body was Wednesday night salvaged. The second occupant of the unit, the 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson, is still no trace.

“I have no words for. This is a tragedy, I’m devastated,” says Nantesvoorzitter Waldemar Kita Friday in a press release. “Emiliano has left its mark. Therefore, I want to, just as many supporters that wish, his number 9 to withdraw. Emiliano is part of the legends club history for Nantes have written.”

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