Foot PSG – PSG: Neymar rushes to Brazil to pay tribute to Pelé

It was not originally planned, but Neymar decided to join Santos on Sunday night to attend the funeral of Pelé, the legend of Brazilian football. PSG will have to do without him in the coming days.

While PSG suffered the wrath of RC Lens this Sunday night, Neymar, who was initially supposed to stay in the capital, decided to fly to Sao Paulo. The PSG number 10, who was suspended to face the second in Ligue 1, finally chose to join Santos, his training club, to be present on the day of the funeral of Pelé, who died last week at the age of 82 of cancer. . Three days of national mourning have been declared in Brazil and this Monday a procession from Sao Paulo to Santos will carry the coffin of the three-time world champion, considered the king of football. His remains will be installed in the center of the Vila Belmiro de Santos stadium, where everyone can see him during the day. Then the final burial will take place on Tuesday at the Memorial Necropolis Eucumenica.

Very close to Pelé, Neymar was touched by the death of an entire people’s idol who ruled world football in the 1960s. Before Pelé was 10 just a number, the PSG star wrote on social media after the news of the king’s death. 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, the Brazilian striker continues. He turned football into art, into entertainment. He gave a voice to the poor, to blacks and above all: he gave visibility to Brazil. Soccer and Brazil have raised their status thanks to the king! He is gone, but his magic will remain. Pelé is eternal! “, explained Neymar at the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, says Pelé.

Neymar probably lost in the Coupe de France

Neymar’s move to Brazil should be very quick and has most likely been completed with the capital club’s deal. PSG do not play a game this week and will only face Châteauroux in the Coupe de France on Friday. A meeting where Neymar had to be excused for taking a breather after the world and Ligue 1 order, although the Brazilian, with his red card collected against Strasbourg, could be asked by Christophe Galtier to keep up the pace. But with this departure to Brazil, the double trip and the emotions experienced, his return to training cannot take place until Wednesday at the earliest, making his presence Gaston Petit for the 32nd final of the Coupe de France highly unlikely.

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