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Mario Zagallo buried at Rio cemetery as Brazil pays its last respects to World Cup great

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fans, players and coaches have paid their last respects in Brazil to Mario Zagallo. The first person to win the World Cup both as a player and a manager was buried at a Rio de Janeiro cemetery. A public wake and then private funeral took place at the museum of the Brazilian soccer confederation headquarters. His casket was later transported on top of a firetruck through Rio on a sunny Sunday afternoon to Sao Joao Batista cemetery. Zagallo won two World Cups as a player in 1958 and ’62, one as a coach with the revered team of 1970 and another as an assistant coach in 1994 for Brazil. He died late on Friday at age 92 of multiple-organ failure.

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