Why Neymar didn’t attend Pele’s funeral

Neymar made a decision of his own accord not to attend Pele’s funeral in Brazil, focusing on his return to club action with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Selecao and Santos legend passed away at the very end of 2022 and tributes have flooded in from across the world for him.

Some Brazilian icons attended Pele’s wake at Santos’ stadium in Vila Belmiro, but there was widespread criticism for the likes of Neymar, Ronaldo and Kaka not showing up in person.

Former Brazil midfielder Jose Ferreira Neto commented: “Pele is a citizen of the world, at the same level as Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi, but…

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