Chapecoense player told he's a dad just one week before plane crash in Colombia video

Tiago da Rocha Vieira, 22, was told he would be a father one day before a plane crash killed him and his most his teammates.
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Tiago da Rocha Vieira, 22, was told he would be a father one day before a plane crash killed him and his most his teammates.

Only one week before Brazilian footballer Tiago da Rocha Vieira died in a plane crash, he was told he would be a father.

Thiaguinho​ and 74 others including players, staff and journalists died when their charter plane, carrying 81 people, crashed in Columbia. At least six people survived the crash.

Video filmed last week showed the moment when Rocha Vieira, also known as Thiaguinho​, was told he was going to have a child.

The Chapecoense striker was handed a package from his wife Graziele​. Almost all of his teammates died in the crash.

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His family released the footage – taken by his teammates, as they celebrated the news – after it was confirmed that Thiaguinho​ had died in the crash.

The team plane suffered an electrical failure over Columbia, the country's aviation agency said.

The 22-year-old footballer married Graziele​ in December last year and they were less than two weeks away from celebrating their first wedding anniversary.

Gilmara Marins, a cousin of Thiaguinho​, told CNN that his wife was one month pregnant.

"His wife's pregnancy is a small miracle. It is a small part of Tiaguinho​ that stays behind with us," Marins said.

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Marins added that Thiaguinho​ had also wanted to be a young father.

"I am happy that he got to have that last joy," Marins said in the CNN interview.

 - Stuff

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