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Last goodbye to Pelé: a crowd says goodbye to the Brazilian star

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What will the ceremony be like?

The playing field of the Santos stadium has two white tents and in one of them are the remains of Pelé, in addition to the seats where his relatives will be throughout the day.

During the day the fans came in large numbers. They circulate through a corridor five meters from the coffinwhile a banner with the slogan “Long live the King. Pelé 82 years” covers one of the stands of the stadium.

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tomorrow at 10 o’clock will start the funeral procession what will walk the streets of Santosa port city located about 80 kilometers from Sao Paulo, and will pass by the house of the mother of the former attackerwho is 100 years old, for later finish at the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial Cemeterywhere Pelé will be entombed in a private ceremony.

The new president of Brazil will fire Pelé

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will attend tomorrow to the ex-footballer’s wake, as officially reported today. The mandatary will be presented at 9 a.m. (same time in Argentina), shortly before the wake at the Vila Belmiro stadium ends at 10:00 a.m.

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the president of brazil “He will pay his respect and pay homage” to the deceased former soccer player last Thursday at the age of 82 and will express “his solidarity with his family,” said an official statement.

Lula’s assumptionyesterday in Congress, in Brasilia, began with a minute of silence in memory of Peléthe greatest figure in Brazilian soccer and, for many, of that sport throughout the world.

Infantino was present

FIFA President Gianni Infantinowas one of the first to arrive at the funeral and He said he would ask all countries to name a stadium after Peléthe only man who managed to win the World Cup three times As a player.

“Pelé is eternal”, declared Infantino to the press. “FIFA will undoubtedly honor the ‘king’ as he deserves. We have asked all the football associations in the world to observe a minute of silence before each match. and we will also ask 211 countries to name a stadium after Pele. Future generations must know and remember who Pelé was.”.

Source: Ambito

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