1-minute silence for Emiliano Sala at Champions League games

Tributes are placed outside the Cardiff City Stadium, Wales, for Emiliano Sala, Friday Feb. 8, 2019. Tributes are being paid across soccer to Argentine player Emiliano Sala, with the French league announcing a minute's applause before matches. French club Nantes says it will retire the No. 9 jersey worn by Sala before he was sold last month to Cardiff in the English Premier League. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

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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