Suspended for the clash against the Blood and Gold, Neymar flew to Brazil to attend Pelé’s funeral scheduled for Tuesday.
Brazil is in mourning. Three days after the announcement of the death of Pelé, the country is preparing the funeral of the legend of the Seleçao. Monday, a funeral procession will set off from Sao Paulo to join Santos where the coffin of Pelé will be installed in the center of the lawn of the Vila Belmiro stadium. Brazilians will be able to pray in front of the remains of the triple world champion before the funeral ceremony scheduled for Tuesday in family intimacy.
To believe The Team, Neymar should attend the tributes paid to Pelé. The Parisian number 10 indeed flew to Brazil this Sunday. A trip made possible by his suspension for the shock against Lens, Sunday evening, and authorized by the club of the capital.
Neymar did not hide his emotion after the announcement of Pelé’s death. “Before Pelé, 10 was just a number, wrote the former Barcelonan on social networks. I read this sentence somewhere, at some point in my life. But this beautiful sentence is incomplete. I would say that before Pelé, football was just a sport. Pelé changed everything, continues the Brazilian striker. He turned football into art, into entertainment. He gave a voice to the poor, to blacks and above all: he gave visibility to Brazil. Football and Brazil have raised their status thanks to the King! He is gone, but his magic will remain. Pelé is eternal! »