Posts Tagged Funerals and memorial services

Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

This undated photo released by the Corinthians soccer team shows an empty casket draped with the team's flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Corinthians says it’s building its own cemetery, complete with a mock football field and VIP tribunes where some of the team’s greatest players will be offered burial spaces. The “Corinthians Forever” cemetery is expected to open late in 2015, but fans can already start booking one of the 70,000 burial places available. (AP Photo/Ivo Duran, Corinthians)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Fans of one of Brazil’s most popular soccer clubs will have a chance to spend eternity near some of their greatest idols.

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South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

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Public memorial for South African sport deaths

In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain of the national South African soccer team, Senzo Meyiwa during a match against Ajax in Soweto, Johannesburg.  Meyiwa was shot dead Sunday night at about 8pm at his girlfriend's Vosloorus home, east of Johannesburg. (AP Photo)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans will go to a memorial service at a sports stadium to pay their final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

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