the statue of Christ redeemersymbol of Rio de Janeiroas well as Wembley Stadiumthe ‘Cathedral of Soccer’ in Londonwere dyed this Thursday with green and yellow, the colors of Brazil, andAs a sign of respect for the death of the only three-time world soccer champion, Edson Arantes birth, Pele, at 82 years old.
The statue that crowns the corcovado hill was illuminated with brazilian flag colors and the t-shirt Canarinha, that Pelé wore so many times in the near Maracana Stadium.
all over brazil they multiplied the tributes and memories to O’Reiwho died this Thursday at the age of 82 in Sao Paulo, as a result of a colon cancer.
The Government of Brazil decreed three days of mourning for the death of the striker who won the World Cups in Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and Mexico 1970 and which has been considered the best soccer player of the 20th century by FIFA and by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Likewise, the administrators of the mythical Wembley stadium in London lit the arch located on its façade with the colors green and yellow, as well as the screen with the background “Pelé 1940-2022”, and published the message on their social media accounts. : “Tonight we light the arch in honor of Pelé. His unique talent lit up football and inspired the world.”
(With information from EFE)