Football Player Emiliano Sala – level 3

13-02-2019 07:00

Argentinian striker Emiliano Sala was flying from Nantes (France) to Cardiff (Wales) when his plane disappeared from radar on 21st of January.

Peopled called off the official search operation on 24th, but with the help of crowd-funding donations (which collected over €370,000) Sala’s family hired a professional shipwreck hunter to continue the search for the missing plane.

The private search was underway since February 3rd and on February 7th, people found Sala’s body, identified it and brought it to land. Tributes came in from around the world.

The footballer played for the Football Club Nantes from 2015 to 2019 when he moved to the Cardiff City Football Club. Sadly, he died even before his first training with the new team. The Cardiff City and FC Nantes managers gave emotional press conferences last Friday, saying that it was a loss, not only to everyone in football, but to the whole sporting community.

FC Nantes is going to have a memorial service and will retire the No. 9 jersey in his honour. The body of the pilot of the light plane has not yet been found.

Difficult words: striker (a forward or attacker in football), tribute (a message that you are feel emotions about someone or something and to show that you liked the thing or the person), jersey (the shirt worn by a player).

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