1-minute silence for Emiliano Sala at Champions League games

FILE - In this his file photo taken on Nov. 4, 2018, Argentine soccer player, Emiliano Sala, of the FC Nantes club, western France, reacts after scoring during a soccer match against Guingam, in Nantes, France. The Argentine forward, who scored his last goal for Nantes on Dec. 5 in a 3-2 win over Marseille, was killed in a plane crash last month and his body was recovered from the wreckage on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 authorities said. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

UEFA says a one-minute silence to honor Emiliano Sala will be held before all Champions League and Europa League games this week

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA says a one-minute silence to honor Emiliano Sala will be held before all Champions League and Europa League games this week.

Clubs can also choose to wear black armbands as a tribute to the 28-year-old Sala, who died in an airplane crash in the English Channel last month.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he urges "supporters across the continent to pay their respects to his memory over the coming days."

The Argentina-born forward was in a single-engine aircraft flying from Nantes in France to start his new career with English Premier League club Cardiff.

Sala's body was recovered from the wreckage last week but pilot David Ibbotson is still missing.

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