Brazil mourns Pelé: President Lula's decision



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Brazil mourns Pelé: President Lula's decision

The wake for Pelé will be held on Monday. This was announced by his former club, Santos, adding that the funeral will take place the next day, Tuesday 3 January, in Santos. The Urbano Caldeira stadium will be open for the vigil, as announced by the club.

Pelè's coffin will then be carried in a funeral procession through the streets of the city, before celebrating a private religious ceremony. Pelé will be buried in a vertical cemetery considered to be the highest in the world, in the municipality of Santos.

The cemetery overlooks the Estádio Urbano Caldeira, the temple of Santos where O Rei made his professional debut and became a legend. "It doesn't look like a cemetery," Pelé said when purchasing the niche on the ninth floor of the structure, emphasizing that it conveys peace and spiritual tranquility.

Santos has decided to suspend the use of the number 10 shirt by its players. This was announced by the president of the club, Andrés Rueda. Yesterday Pelé's family had asked for this shirt to be withdrawn and today Rueda replied that for now, in this 2023, the use of the number 10 is suspended.

Later we will talk about it with the Council and see if we can withdraw the shirt. The wake for Pele will be held on Monday. This was announced by his former club, Santos, adding that the funeral will take place the next day, Tuesday 3 January, in Santos.

The Urbano Caldeira stadium will be open for the vigil, as announced by the club. Pelè's coffin will then be carried in a funeral procession through the streets of the city, before celebrating a private religious ceremony.

Pelé will be buried in a vertical cemetery considered to be the highest in the world, in the municipality of Santos. The cemetery overlooks the Estádio Urbano Caldeira, the temple of Santos where O Rei made his professional debut and became a legend.

"It doesn't look like a cemetery," Pelé said when purchasing the niche on the ninth floor of the structure, emphasizing that it conveys peace and spiritual tranquility. Santos has decided to suspend the use of the number 10 shirt by its players.

This was announced by the president of the club, Andrés Rueda. Yesterday Pelé's family had asked for this shirt to be withdrawn and today Rueda replied that for now, in this 2023, the use of the number 10 is suspended. Later we will talk about it with the Council and see if we can withdraw the shirt.