We will ask every country to name stadium after Pele – FIFA


By Sports Desk

The FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has called on countries around the world to name one of their stadiums after the late Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Speaking at the procession, Infantino identified the best way to immortalise Pele and his impact on football.

“We’re going to ask every country in the world to name one of their football stadiums with the name of Pele,” the FIFA president said.

Pele, fondly nicknamed the “king of football”, passed away last week after battling colon cancer.

In Brazil, a 24-hour public wake began on Monday at the Santos’ Urbano Caldeira Stadium in honour of the three-time World Cup winner.

On Tuesday, Pelé’s coffin will be carried through the streets of the city of Santos.

The walk will continue to his final resting place at the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica cemetery, where family members will hold a private funeral.

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