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David Ibbotson 59 died alongside the Cardiff City striker

Sala's body was recovered from the seabed wreckage of a place last week after he disappeared on January 22.

Defender Sol Bamba scored a stoppage-time victor as Cardiff beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's on Saturday in their first match since Sala's death was confirmed.

Footballer Emiliano Sala's family grieved on Friday after British authorities formally identified his body as the one recovered from the submerged wreckage of a plane that went down in the Channel more than two weeks ago.

"The club will be taking an extremely firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified", the statement said.

The Argentinian, who was flying from Nantes to Cardiff, had become the Bluebirds' record signing with a £15m move to the UK.

"It is with great sorrow that we learn the disappearance of Emiliano Sala", said EA.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock says he has cancelled a four-day training camp in Tenerife as the club continues to come to terms with the death of striker Emiliano Sala. The only other person on board was the aircraft's 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson, who has not been found.

However, it has since transpired that the men have also had their details taken by Hampshire police after being detained and now face a three-year banning order from attending Southampton matches.

Sala was on his way to join Cardiff City from Nantes when the plane crashed 21 miles (34km) off the coast of Guernsey on January 21.

Around 37 000 fans were on hand to see a giant portrait of Sala displayed in the centre-circle ahead of the game, and a minute's silence was observed before spilling into rousing applause. They'll all be reflecting on what's happened and I think your family is more important than football, isn't it?

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is willing to pay for Emiliano Sala's body to be repatriated to Argentina.

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