Lula “he will pay his respects and pay homage to Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé”, and will express “his solidarity with his family” at 9:00 local time, shortly before the end of the exastro’s wake, which will be held since Monday at the Vila Belmiro stadium of the Santos club, in the state of Sao Paulo.
Lula’s inauguration on Sunday at the Congress in Brasilia began with a minute of silence in memory of Pelé, who died as a result of colon cancer detected in September 2021.
In addition to their relatives, Thousands of Brazilians, authorities and former soccer figures said goodbye to their ‘king’ Pelé on Monday, whose open coffin was displayed on the stadium field, surrounded by wreaths of white flowers and draped with a Brazilian flag.
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The remains of the only player to win three World Cups (1958, 1962, 1970) arrived at dawn in a caravan from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he was hospitalized from November 29 until his death, a month later.
Entry will be allowed “uninterrupted” until Tuesday at 10:00 local time (13:00 GMT), after which a procession will begin through the streets of Santos, 75 kilometers from Sao Paulo.
The entrance Lula will attend Pelé’s wake on Tuesday in Santos was first published on newspaper TODAY.