Chapecoense player found out he was to be father a week before crash death (VIDEO)

A heartbreaking video has surfaced on social media showing the moment Brazilian soccer player Tiago da Rocha Vieira Alves found out he was going to be a father, a week before he died in Tuesday's plane crash in Colombia, reports CNN.

The clip captures several Chapecoense teammates delivering the news to the player, also known as "Tiaguinho", last Wednesday.

Tiaguinho was among 71 people killed when a charter plane carrying 77 passengers, including members of the Chapecoense team, crashed near Medellin. Six passengers survived.

Chapecoense was due to play the Colombian club team Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana finals on Wednesday.

Gilmara Marins, Tiaguinho's cousin, told CNN the family was in shock.

"His wife's pregnancy is a small miracle. It is a small part of Tiaguinho that stays behind with us. We are thankful," Marins said.

The couple were less than two weeks away from celebrating their one-year anniversary - they were married on December 12, 2015.

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