Neymar agrees to play in Chapecoense benefit tie

Updated: Dec 28, 2016, 10:00 IST | IANS

Barcelona forward Neymar has accepted an invitation to play in a charity football match for families affected by the Chapecoense plane crash

Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona forward Neymar has accepted an invitation to play in a charity football match for families affected by the Chapecoense plane crash, Brazilian media reported.

Former Argentina international midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron and Spain World Cup winner Joan Capdevila will also feature in Wednesday's fixture at the Maracana stadium, reports Xinhua news agency. In addition to remembering victims of the November 28 plane crash - which killed 71 people, including 19 Chapecoense players and most of the Brazilian club's coaching staff.

More than 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the game, which is being organised by former Brazil great Zico.

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