Fans spend the night queuing for Pelé

The hearse with the body of Pelé arrives at the Santos stadium

The hearse with the body of Pele He already arrived at the football stadium Saints for fans to say goodbye for the last time before the funeral of the Brazilian legend. Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, died Thursday at age 82 after a long battle with cancer.

His funeral will be held at the stadium where he played some of the best games of his career. The South American nation is preparing to bid farewell to ‘O Rei’ as his funeral takes place today and tomorrow. His coffin arrived at the Santos stadium early Monday morning after traveling from a hospital in Sao Paulo.

The delegation advances towards the Santos stadium

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Pelé’s coffin will be placed in the center of the field and fans will be able to pay their respects to him for 24 hours before a procession through the streets of Santos to honor the myth. Pelé’s coffin will then be carried through the streets and past the home of his mother Celeste de él, 100 years old.

The burial will take place in the Memorial Necropole Ecumenica and only the family will attend. His final resting place will be in a ‘vertical graveyard’, a 14-story building that includes 14,000 vaults, a waterfall and a car museum.

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