Brazil today began three days of national mourning for football legend Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, considered by many to be the greatest player in the world, after his death yesterday at the age of 82.
And the Brazilian government issued a three-day mourning decree for Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele, and a funeral ceremony will be held open to the public on Monday, and it will last 24 hours at the Santos Urbano Caldera stadium, which carried its colors throughout its career from 1956 to 1974. As for the burial ceremony, it will take place on Tuesday, and it will be limited to attending. Only his family, after a procession following the coffin through the streets of Santos;
The coastal city, 80 kilometers from São Paulo, decided to mourn for seven days.
The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced today that the flags were flown at half-mast at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to mourn the departure of Pele.
FIFA published a video on its Twitter account showing flags at half-mast at its headquarters in Zurich.
Pele died yesterday at the age of 82 after a struggle with colon cancer.
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