ROME, 18 JAN – The strictly private funeral of Gianluca Vialli, who died in the British capital on 6 January, was celebrated yesterday afternoon in London. The main Italian online newspapers report it. According to the law, about thirty people were present. Only the family – including the elderly parents – and a few close friends, as had been announced, attended the ceremony which was held in a cemetery on the outskirts of London. Among those present, the president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina and lifelong friends Roberto Mancini, Ciro Ferrara and Massimo Mauro. The national coach and the former Napoli footballer carried the coffin, together with Vialli’s brothers, Nino, Marco and Maffo. The funeral lasted about forty minutes, then the participants arranged to meet at the London home of the former Juventus captain, where they remained for about a couple of hours. The place of Vialli’s burial is not known. (HANDLE).
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