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Emiliano Sala: Family's tribute to Cardiff City footballer

The family of Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has paid tribute to him after police confirmed it was his body which was removed from a crashed plane.Argentine-born Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a light aircraft piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. The club has offered to pay for Sala's body to be repatriated to Argentina.Mr Ibbotson's body has not been found and Sala's family hopes authorities "will do their best" to find him.In a statement, they said: "We would like to thank you for all your signs of affection and support in what is the most painful time of our lives. "Seeing the whole world mobilised to support us in our research has been an infinitely precious help. ...