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Colombia vs Brazil for Chapecoense victims
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):
Colombia and Brazil will play a friendly match on January 25 to raise money for the victims of the air crash last month that killed 19 players from Brazilian club Chapecoense.
The match is set for Rio de Janeiro's Engenhao stadium, which was the venue for athletics during the Olympics. Brazil's team will be composed only of players with local clubs and will not include stars like Neymar who play in Europe.
The plane carrying the Chapecoense players crashed just outside Medellin, Colombia, as they headed to play Colombian club Atletico Nacional in the Copa Sudamericana, Latin America's No. 2 club tournament.
Also on January 25, Chapecoense will play their first match since the disaster, facing Brazilian club Joinville in a national tournament.
That match will be played at Chapeco's stadium in southern Brazil.
Judo champ fails to show up for sexual assault case
Legal authorities in Austria still had no clue on Peter Seisenbacher's whereabouts yesterday, a day after the two-time Olympic judo champion was supposed to stand trial for the alleged sexual assault of two young girls he was coaching in the early 2000s.
The regional criminal court and state prosecution in Vienna said they haven't heard from Seisenbacher since he failed to show up for the start of his trial on Monday. The case has been adjourned.
His lawyer, Bernhard Lehofer, said he spoke to Seisenbacher "a few days ago," but had failed to contact him since. Seisenbacher is currently head coach of the Azerbaijan judo team. According to state prosecutors, the alleged abuse took place in Vienna between 1999 and 2004, when the two girls were still under 14. The women filed charges against their former coach in 2013.
Seisenberger is alleged to have sexually assaulted one of the girls in 1999, when she was 11, and then abused her on multiple occasions until 2002. Also, he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 2004.
Additionally, he has been charged with the attempted assault of a 16-year-old pupil while at a training camp in Croatia in 2001.