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Plane Crash Ronaldinho and Riquelme 'to come out of retirement to play for Chapecoense

Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme would consider coming out of retirement to play for tragic club Chapecoense, according to reports from South America.

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South American football legends Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme could be about to play for tragedy-stricken side Chapecoense.

A yet to be determined amount of players, coaching staff, club officials, crew members and journalists died this week when the plane carrying the Brazilian top-flight side to their Copa Sudamerica Final first leg in Colombia crashed.

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The footballing world has come together to pay tribute to the side and their families that left just three Chapecoense players surviving the plane crash.

Whilst Brazilian sides have offered to loan players to the club free of charge, reports are circulating that Ronaldinho and Riquelme have offered to dust off their boots pull on the green and white of Chapecoense.

Read more: Plane crash Brazil clubs offer to loan players to Chapecoense following plane disaster

Riquelme, who last played for Argentinos Juniors in 2014, has won Argentina’s Footballer of the Year four times whilst Ronaldinho was crowned the world’s best player in 2005.

Although Ronaldinho is currently without a club after being released from Fluminense after just seven games, he was thought to be considering a final swansong in the MLS.

The two stars have 147 combined caps for both Brazil and Argentina.

Chapecoense are set to play their final league match of the season on December 11 despite the recent heartbreaking events.

They are due to play Atletico Mineiro in front of their own supporters in a match that will be one of emotion and memory.

Vigils and memorials have been held across the world as people are still trying to come to terms of the horrific crash

Chapecoense fans came together to unite on Wednesday night to honour the victims who were killed including players, coaches, journalists and crew members.

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