At the Wake of Pele the Football King

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By our Reporter

As a show of deserved respect, FIFA president Infantino, family and fans pay due regards to Brazil legend before funeral.

The wake ceremony will last for 24 hours before a Catholic Mass and final burial on Tuesday at a nearby cemetery.

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Brazil football legend Pele were placed at Santos’ stadium for fans to pay respect.

Expectedly, fans began paying their respects to Pele in a solemn procession past his coffin at the Vila Belmiro Stadium in his hometown of Santos on Monday.

Sadly, the Brazilian soccer great had passed away on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 82.

Expectedly, Brazilians bade a final farewell this week to football giant Pele, starting Monday with a 24-hour public wake at the stadium of his long-time team, Santos.

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Aptly, Pele’s coffin was placed on the field where he scored scored some of the best goals of his career. Mourners walked past his casket in the 16,000-seat stadium outside Sao Paulo. His burial will take place in a cemetery only 600 meters away today, Tuesday.

Again FIFA president Gianni Infantino and former Santos teammates were in attendance of Pele’s last public appearance. Pele’s coffin will also be ushered through the streets of the city later in the day before his burial.

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