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Brazil Prepares For Pele’s Funeral

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Preparations for the funeral ceremony of football legend Pele are underway in Brazil.

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Dignitaries and fans will gather at the Vila Belmiro Stadium in Santos, to pay last respects to the king of football.

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A tent where Pele’s remains will be placed has been erected in the centre of the pitch at the Villa Belmiro stadium.

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Big crowds are expected to converge in the city and surrounding area that is home to almost 2 million people for what is expected to be a deeply emotional ceremony.

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has erected a huge poster of Pele outside its headquarters with the message ‘Eterno’, Portuguese for ‘Eternal’ written above it.

Pele, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died in a Sao Paulo hospital last Thursday (29th December) after battling colon cancer. He was 82.

 

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