MARIO ZAGALLOiconic and historical figure of Brazilian football who died On Friday night at 92 years old, It is unveiled this Sunday at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
Known as Wolf, won the World Cup with Brazil’s selection as a player in 1958 and 1962, as well as as a coach in 1970 and an assistant in 1994. The ceremony began at 9:30 Rio time, and It will last until the afternoon, when his body will be transferred to a cemetery.
Zagallo’s farewell is at the CBF headquarters.
His remains were placed next to a wax statue from his time as Scratch coach and his wake is open to the publicamong which several were already present outstanding personalities such as Tite, driver of the Canarinha in the Qatar World Cup, and world champions such as Mauro Silva and Zinho, among others.
The public comes to say goodbye to an iconic and historical figure of Brazilian football.
Besides, the president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, plus other members of award-winning teams such as Bebeto and Cafú sent flower crowns to honor the legend of Brazilian and world football.
Zagallo’s funeral will be at 4 p.m. in a cemetery in the southern area of Rio de Janeiro.
The news of his deathwhose cause did not transcend, He met through a post from his account Instagram official: “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our eternal four-time world champion Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo. Selfless father, loving grandfather, supportive father-in-law, faithful friend, successful professional and great human being. A giant idol. A patriot who leaves us a legacy of great achievements. We thank God for the time we were able to spend with you and we ask the Father that we find comfort in the good memories and in the great example you leave us.
Ednaldo Rodrigues, president of the CBFdecreed an official seven-day mourning in memory of the idol. “The CBF and Brazilian football mourn the death of one of their greatest legends,” held, and ordered to keep a minute of silence in all matches of the first round of the Northeast Cup qualifiersa tournament that brings together the teams from that region of the country and that began this Saturday.
The hug of Ednaldo Rodrigues, president of the CBF, with Zagallo’s son, in front of the remains of the legend.
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