Premier League and A-League pay tribute to Brazilian legend Pele


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# 30 December 2022 16:05 (UTC +04:00)

FIFA lowered all flags at its headquarters in Zurich following the death of Pele, while the Premier League and A-League pledged to pay tribute to the soccer great through applause as the sporting world bid farewell to one of its greatest heroes, APA reports citing Reuters.

Brazil's Pele, a prolific goalscorer who won the World Cup an unprecedented three times as a player in 1958, 1962 and 1970, died on Thursday aged 82 after a long battle with cancer.

The Premier League confirmed that players will also wear black armbands during matches, while Spain's LaLiga said it would observe a minute's silence ahead of games.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah shared a picture of Pele on Instagram, writing in the caption: "Farewell to a legend of football."