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SportCoroner confirms Sala died from injuries to head, torso in plane crash

22:55  11 february  2019
22:55  11 february  2019 Source:   90min.com

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. 

Coroner confirms Sala died from injuries to head, torso in plane crash© LOIC VENANCE/GettyImages FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-NANTES-NIMES

As more information comes out relating to the death of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, coroners have confirmed the cause of death on Monday as injuries to the head and torso.

The club's record signing went missing on a flight over the English Channel in late January, and after a private search effort located the wreckage, a body was recovered and identified as that of the 28-year-old on Thursday.

More information over the cause of the crash is expected in the weeks to come, but after a post-mortem examination, Dorset Coroners Court have been able to identify the cause of death as injuries to the head and trunk.

Police confirm Sala's body recovered from plane wreckage

Police confirm Sala's body recovered from plane wreckage Police have confirmed that the body recovered from a plane in English Channel is that of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala. Dorset police made the announcement on Thursday evening after a coroner's examination of the body, which was recovered from the seabed wreckage of the plane on Wednesday. Sala, who had just signed with Premier League club Cardiff, and pilot David Ibbotson were the only people onboard the small aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel last month. Investigators have not been able to recover the aircraft, which was flying from Nantes to Cardiff after Sala transferred from the French city's team. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.

The news comes via ​Sky, who also indicate that an inquest into the incident is underway.

Since his disappearance and subsequent confirmation of his death, ​tributes to the Argentine player and pilot David Ibbotson have poured in from the world of football and beyond.

Moments of applause were impeccably observed in France and England, with everyone from ​DC United's Wayne Rooney to Manchester City's Sergio Aguero publicly paying their respects.

Report: Nantes demanding Sala transfer payment from Cardiff.
Nantes are reportedly demanding payment from Cardiff "within 10 days," otherwise they will take legal action.

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