By Biodun Busari
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the Football Federation will ask all countries to name one of their stadiums after Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele.
Infantino made the announcement Monday at Pele’s funeral in Brazil, saying the renaming of a stadium after “the king of football” is a tribute to him.
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Pele died on December 29, 2022 and his country had three days of national mourning for him.
Brazil also started a 24-hour public vigil at the Santos Urbano Caldeira stadium yesterday.
Beloved by many as the undisputed greatest of all time (GOAT) in the world of football, Pele was a three-time World Cup winner and scored more than 1,000 goals in his lifetime.
On honoring Pele, FIFA president said, “We are going to ask every country in the world to name one of their football stadiums as Pele.”
Pele battled colon cancer before dying at age 82.
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