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Seleção to play Bolivia in charity match

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The CBF have announced that the Seleção are to play a charity match against Bolivia in which all proceeds will be donated to the family of the 14-year-old boy who was tragically killed in a recent Copa Libertadores game.

Kevin Beltran Espada was struck by a flare by which was lit by a Corinthians fan, who later confessed to the incident, and later died in hospital due to his head injuries.

The incident took place during Corinthians' 1-1 draw with San Jose at the Bolivian side's Jesus Bermudez stadium in Oruro.

The fixture is due to be played on April 5 in Bolivia, located at the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where Brazil's share of the gate money will be donated to Espada's family.

It is understood that only Brazil-based players will be called up for the game with their European counterparts set to miss out.

"They will go, play and come back on the same day," CBF president Jose Maria Marin said. "It's a sacrifice, but they will do it to show sporting solidarity, not just on behalf of the CBF but from the Brazilian people."

Source: ESPN

 
 

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