The scale of the loss was staggering in Chapeco, a city where it takes a tenth of the population to fill the small stadium's 20,000 seats.
President Mugabe paid tribute to Fidel Castro saying the Cuban was also the leader of African people.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest cited complicated relationship between US and Cuba for the decision.
Flight data and cockpit voice recordings expected to throw light on cause of the crash.
The BAe 146 charter aircraft had split in two, with only the nose and wings recognisable and the tail end completely destroyed.
Footballer had to miss Atletico Nacional game, saving his life.
South American Football Confederation president headed to Medellin to take stock of the situation.
The flight which crashed en route to Medellin airport was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members.
'Four years have passed and we are only at this stage,' Ecuador's prosecutor said.
The charter aircraft was carrying members of first division side Chapecoense.
Ginella Massa hopes to use the opportunity to change perceptions about Muslim women.
Outgoing US president Barack Obama worked hard to restore diplomatic relations in 2015.
Source close to Labour leader told IBTimes UK there was 'no particular' reason why he was not going.
The world leaders who have said they will or will not attend the 4 December funeral.
There's a double-standard from people who, in other circumstances, think of themselves as democrats.
Funeral arrangements and procession plans for the late Cuban leader.