FC Barcelona have invited Brazilian side Chapecoense to play in next summer’s Joan Gamper Trophy match at Camp Nou as homage to the 71 people killed in an airplane accident in Colombia last month.

The club said it will also help in rebuilding the club, which saw 19 of its players killed in the crash just outside Medellin.

When the plane crashed, the team was enroute to the first of two matches against Atletico Nacional to determine the champion of the Copa Sudamericana.

Chapecoense were subsequently awarded Copa Sudamericana title at the request of Atletico Nacional.

The Joan Gamper Trophy is an annual friendly match usually held in August.