King Football Pele's last rites, attended by millions, star footballers did not participate

Every eye in Brazil was tearful at the last rites of the emperor of football, Pele.

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To attend the funeral of the late footballer, millions of people came to see the last glimpse of the star footballer, in Santos, Pele’s body was brought from the stadium on a fire engine, someone waved the Brazilian national flag, someone prayed with moist eyes.

Pelé gave identity to the Santos team and the city, with President Lula among those who paid tribute to the national hero.

Fans also expressed their disappointment when superstars Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Romario, Kaka and Neymar did not participate.

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