QFA President sends sincere condolences to Brazilian counterpart over tragic Flamengo fire
Doha: Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of Qatar Football Association (QFA) has sent his Condolences on behalf of the Qatari football family to Rogerio Caboclo, President of Brazilian Football Federation on Friday’s devestating fire which killed ten members and injured three others of Flamengo’s youth team at the Brazilian football club’s training centre in Rio de Janeiro.
Sheikh Hamad offered his heartfelt condolences over the loss of the young players who pursued dreams of becoming footballers and to all those affected by this enormous tragedy.
Firefighters were called at 5:17 a.m. local time to control the blaze that started at the sleeping quarters of Flamengo’s youth centre that had been expanded only two months ago.
Flamengo is one of the best-supported clubs in Brazil and known around the world. Known by fans as the Red-and-Black, the club won the Copa Libertadores, in 1981 and lifted the Intercontinental Cup in that same year.