FIFA president Gianni Infantino has revealed that world soccer’s governing body will ask Nigeria and every other country in the world to name a stadium after Pele following his death last week.

Pelé passed away at the age of 82 and Infantino will ask countries to honor one of the greats of all time with the gesture.

“We are going to ask that every country in the world have at least one stadium named after Pele,” he said, commenting at Pele’s funeral that began in Santos on Monday.

He said that the reason for this idea would be “so that children know the importance of Pelé.”

An emotional Brazil began to pay their respects to soccer legend Pele today as his coffin arrived at the stadium where he first took the world’s breath away.

Hundreds of fans began to fill the Vila Belmiro, home of Santos, Pelé’s former club, where the open coffin with the body of ‘El Rey’ was displayed in the center circle this morning.

The coffin, which was placed under an awning and surrounded by bouquets of white flowers, will remain there for 24 hours.

Pelé is the only player to have won the World Cup three times, first in the 1958 edition in Sweden, in Chile in 1962 and in Mexico in 1970.

During his more than 20 years as a professional soccer player, Pelé also racked up more than 1,200 career goals.

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