AFP Progresso, Argentina
Feb 16, 2019, 05.30 PM
The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.
A public vigil was held in a gymnasium in Progreso, the modest village in the province of Santa Fe which Sala left as a teenager to forge a career in Europe.
Sala's father, mother, sister and friends were seen arriving at the ceremony and dozens of local people filed in after them.
The 28-year-old died on January 21 just two days after completing a £15 million ($19.3 million) move to the Premier League club from French club Nantes.
The single-engine private plane carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel near Alderney. Sala had been flying back to Wales after returning to France to say goodbye to his former teammates.