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DIRECT. Death of Pelé: Brazil decrees three days of national mourning

2022-12-30T05:27:08.518Z


Pelé died Thursday at the age of 82. The one who is considered the greatest player of all time has passed away, leaving behind


The essential

  • The "king of football", the Brazilian Pelé, died on Thursday at the age of 82.

  • Winner of three World Cups, he is considered one of the greatest players in the history of football. 

  • The whole world paid tribute to him on Thursday evening.

    From Kylian Mbappé to Neymar via Rafael Nadal, Emmanuel Macron, Lula and many others, a rain of messages filled with emotions fell.

  • His funeral will take place on Tuesday in Santos, with a 24-hour wake around the stadium in SA city.

06:14

Three days of national mourning

Brazil will begin this Friday three days of national mourning after the death of Pelé, according to a decree published in the Brazilian Official Journal by President Jair Bolsonaro. 

"Official mourning is decreed throughout the country (...), a mark of respect after the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé", specifies the text.

06:13

Throughout the evening, a shower of tributes

Many football players, politicians, players in the world of sport have paid tribute to "King" Pelé.

Here is an anthology. 

06:11

Hello and welcome 

His state of health had deteriorated considerably in recent weeks... This Thursday, shortly before 8 p.m., Pelé's family announced the death of the man who is for many the greatest football player in history.

Source: leparis

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