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    At the stadium in Santos, Brazil, they say goodbye to the legend of world football – the three-time world champion Pelé. The coffin with the body of the athlete has already been delivered to the field where he once scored 288 goals.

    Among the guests of honor are FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez, CBF President Ednaldo Rodriguez, President of the Football Federation Paulista Reinaldo Carneiro Bastos, top management of the Santos club and relatives of the football player.

    Crowds of Pelé fans flock to the stadium. The farewell ceremony will last a day, after which the coffin will be carried through the streets of Santos, including past the house where his hundred-year-old mother still lives. Fireworks are blaring in the sky above the city. The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3.

    Pele died on December 29 at the age of 83. The football player suffered from bowel cancer, and in recent months his body stopped responding to chemotherapy. Three days of mourning has been declared in Brazil.

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