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The L'Équipe channel changes its programs to pay tribute to Pelé


The sports channel offers two documentaries, including one available in clear, to say goodbye to the legend of football, triple world champion.

Since this Thursday, December 29, the world of football is in mourning.

Football legend


has died aged 82 from cancer.

To pay tribute to the three-time world champion, the L'Équipe channel is changing its program schedule.

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This Monday, January 2, while a funeral vigil will be dedicated to him in Brazil before a national mourning announced for three days by his native country, a first documentary will be broadcast in prime time and in the clear.


Pelé, the last dance

, it will be visible from 9:05 p.m. and will also be available on the platform of the sports channel.

Directed by Emanuela Audisio, the documentary tells the story of Pelé through the stories of those who knew him.

The broadcast of the report dedicated to Maradona initially scheduled for this time slot has been postponed.

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The L'Équipe channel also offers the documentary


, only on its platform this time and therefore reserved for its subscribers.

An unprecedented 35-minute production that traces the King's journey and the legitimacy of this prestigious nickname worn by the man who entered the history of his sport at only 17 years old.

many tributes

At the announcement of his death, many personalities paid tribute to the sportsman.

Starting with Kylian Mbappé, whose recent exploits at the World Cup in Qatar have carried the French hope of winning a third star to the end.

"The King of Football has left us but the legacy will never be forgotten"

had posted the young champion on his Instagram account with a photograph where they pose proudly together.

Pelé had declared in 2018 with humor and benevolence

"If Kylian continues to equal my records, I will have to dust off the cleats"


Neymar in his tribute claims that Pelé has

“transformed football into art, into entertainment.

He gave a voice to the poor, to blacks and above all he gave visibility to Brazil.


He adds with emotion:

“He is gone, but his magic will remain”


The international political class has also praised the sportsman's career.

Emmanuel Macron posted these simple words in French on Twitter, before translating them into Portuguese:

“Le Jeu. Le Roi.



United States President Joe Biden was a bit more forthcoming in his tribute:

"For a sport that brings people together like no other, Pelé's rise from humble beginnings to the legend he has become shows us everything is possible”


Source: lefigaro

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