The funeral journey of world football legend Pele started today with a moving funeral ceremony.
His coffin will pass through important milestones in his life throughout the country mourning his passing.
There are now massive queues outside Santos stadium.
Great atmosphere though as they sing songs in praise of Pele.
— Andy Lines (@andylines) January 2, 2023
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After the funeral on Tuesday, Brazil will enter three days of mourning, when earlier Pele will be buried on the ninth floor of a 14-story cemetery.
The fans believe that Pele's burial place will allow him to forever overlook the Santos stadium which is located right next to the cemetery, which from this week will be a focal point for soccer fans from all over the world.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino also came to pay his last respects to the football legend: "FIFA will give him the royal honor he deserves. We have asked all the confederations in the world to hold a minute of silence before every match. Pele is an eternal legend. In addition, we will ask that in every country There will be at least one stadium named after Pele."
🇧🇷 Brazilians bid a final farewell this week to football giant #Pelé, starting Monday with a 24-hour public wake at the stadium of his long-time team, #Santos. @cedferreira and @RHoueix have the story ⤵️ pic.twitter. com/0l7LBV0MNX
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) January 2, 2023
VIDEO: 🇧🇷 Santos stadium where #Pele vigil to be held
A 24-hour public wake will be held at the stadium in tribute to the football giant, four days after his death at the age of 82. Pele built much of his reputation at his long-time club Santos.
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