The football legend, who is deemed the greatest player of the 20th century, died in Sao Paolo on Thursday.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has declared three days of national mourning for Pele after the legendary footballer died at the age of 82.

The measure was announced on Friday in a decree published in an extra edition of the government gazette and signed by the outgoing president, who is set to leave office Sunday.

Pele’s death, announced on Thursday, was “due to multiple organ failures resulting from the progression of colon cancer associated with his previous medical condition”.

The wake will be held on Monday, and his funeral on Tuesday in Santos, the southeastern city where he played most of his career, his former club said after his death.

Pele would then get a funeral procession through the city’s streets before a private burial ceremony.

In Zurich, Switzerland, at the headquarters of FIFA, the world’s football governing body, the flags of all member nations were lowered to half-staff on Friday in honour of Pele.