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12:00 AM, February 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2019

Sala's body to be returned ON FRIDAY

Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala's body is to be returned to Argentina on Friday, the mayor of his hometown of Progreso, Julio Muller, told AFP Tuesday. Sala's body was recovered from plane wreckage in the English Channel last week. He was flying to his new team, English Premier League side Cardiff City, from his old French club Nantes when his plane went missing over the Channel on January 21. Muller said Sala's body would arrive in the late afternoon and be taken to the gymnasium next to his youth club's headquarters, where a vigil was scheduled. He said Sala's "mother, sister and brother have already arrived in Progreso." British authorities formally identified Sala's body last week, after which his family said they could "now begin to mourn our son and our brother." Sala, who was 28, died of "head and trunk injuries," an inquest in England heard on Monday.

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