Pele funeral live updates: Brazilian soccer legend to be buried in Santos after procession
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Brazilian football great Pelé, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, will be buried this afternoon in Santos at the Ecumenical Necropolis Memorial in a ceremony attended only by his family.
It will follow a procession through the city where Pele made his name, his coffin having been laid out inside Sao Paulo’s stadium during three days of national mourning announced last week by the Brazilian government. Long queues had formed outside the stadium, with some fans waiting overnight for the chance to bid farewell to a player many consider the best to ever live.
Pelé, who died on December 29 after a battle with cancer, is said to have chosen his final resting place on the 9th of the vertical ceremony, allowing him to watch Santos Stadium. Follow the latest updates from Santos as Brazil pay their respects and rest their great footballer.
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Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of the funeral of Brazilian football great Pelé.
Full name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, he died on December 29, aged 82, after a battle with cancer.
The country has been in mourning ever since and will today pay a final tribute to the man many consider the greatest footballer of all time.
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