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Football: Pele’s funeral in Brazil held at Vila Belmiro

Football: Pele’s funeral in Brazil held at Vila Belmiro

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Pele is buried in the city where he grew up, became famous and helped make it the global capital of football. A Catholic service was held at the Vila Belmiro stadium before Pelé’s body was carried in a coffin to the cemetery.

Santos. Legendary footballer Pele’s funeral took place on Tuesday as millions of fans in Brazil and around the world mourned the legend. Brazil’s newly elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva paid tribute to Pele at Villa Belmiro. Pele played most of his career matches in this stadium.

Pele is buried in the city where he grew up, became famous and helped make it the global capital of football. A Catholic service was held at the Vila Belmiro stadium before Pelé’s body was carried in a coffin to the cemetery. Pele died on Thursday at the age of 82 after battling cancer. He was the only player to win three World Cups.

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