BRAZIL legend Pele’s funeral date has been revealed as next Tuesday and his coffin will be placed on Santos’ pitch before being paraded past his bedbound mum’s house.
Three-time World Cup winner Pele died on Thursday aged 82 after a long battle with cancer.
He had been receiving treatment for a tumour in his colon but stopped responding to care.
Pele died with his family by his side and holding his hand.
His funeral will take place next Monday and Tuesday, and his coffin will be placed on boyhood club Santos’ pitch, where members of the public will be able to pay their respects.
Brazil also announced three days of national mourning for Pele.
Visitation will start Monday at 10 am and finish the next day at the same time.
Pele’s coffin will then be carried through the streets and will pass in front of the home of his 100-year-old mother, Celeste.
Local media reports say mother Celeste is bedbound.
The burial will take place at the Memorial Necropole Ecumenica and only family will attend.