The Geo Ocean III, which was involved in finding the wreckage, took the body back to the nearest port of Portland in Dorset, where the body was formally identified. I don't understand why good people leave very early.
The UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed on Thursday (AEDT) that a victim had been passed to the Dorset Coroner, having been recovered with the help of specialist contractors.
Sala's sister Romina, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero also sent their condolences.
The Argentine Football Association also expressed its condolences on Twitter. A chilling audio message surfaced in the days after his plane vanished, in which Sala tries to sound calm but tells friends from aboard the doomed aircraft that he is "so scared" as it appears to be "falling apart".
Clubs in France's Ligue 1 and 2, where Sala played for the majority of his career, will hold a minute's applause before this weekend's matches in his memory.
David Mearns, the man leading the private search which had located the wreckage, said he was pleased he could at least bring some closure to the family. "It's a loss to everyone in football", Warnock added.
She wrote in Spanish: "Your soul in my soul will shine forever, thus illuminating the time of my existence".
The discovery of two seat cushions on the French coast last week revealed that the plane had broken apart.