For almost 24 hours, a whole country has been mourning its legend Pelé.
Mourning for the death of the 82-year-old footballer, the Brazilian people will pay tribute to him during a 24-hour funeral vigil, open to the public.
It will take place on Monday at the Santos FC stadium, the club where the eternal number 10 shone from 1956 to 1974. However, it is in a more confidential setting that his funeral will take place on Tuesday.
The latter will be reserved for family members of the triple world champion.
While some imagined to see members of the Seleção, like Neymar and Marquinhos, making the trip to the country for the occasion, it is not expected that the two Brazilian players from PSG will go there to attend the ceremonies.
The disappearance of Edson Arantes do Nascimento nevertheless animated the discussions of the Parisian players in the locker room of the Camp des Loges this Friday morning, before training.
PSG relies on its players
Very touched by the death of Pelé, of whom they were totally fans, the two men will remain with the Parisian club for the next few days.
The opportunity for a trip to Brazil could have existed for Neymar, suspended this Sunday for the shock against Lens.
But PSG is counting on him for the next deadlines, the calendar of his team being loaded.
Thursday evening, the Brazilian number 10 wanted to pay a vibrant tribute to his eldest through a message posted on Instagram.
“Before Pelé, 10 was just a number.
I read this sentence somewhere, at some point in my life.
But this sentence, beautiful, is incomplete.
I would say that before Pelé, football was just a sport.
Pelé changed everything.
He turned football into art, into entertainment.
He gave a voice to the poor, to blacks and above all: he gave visibility to Brazil.
Football and Brazil have raised their status thanks to the King!
He is gone, but his magic will remain.
Pelé is ETERNAL!