Joao Emir (second from right) posted this picture on Facebook with his former teammate Josimar (left), who died in the Chapecoense tragedy.

Brazilian air crash: Hong Kong footballers pay tribute to friends who died in Chapecoense tragedy

Chapecoense player Josimar a ‘friend and brother’ to Pegasus midfielder Joao Emir, while Ricardo Rambo knew team’s coach, another of 71 victims

Topic |   Chapecoense Air Disaster

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Joao Emir (second from right) posted this picture on Facebook with his former teammate Josimar (left), who died in the Chapecoense tragedy.
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James Porteous

James Porteous

James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous