FIFA will ask every country IN THE WORLD to name a stadium after Pele.
He told local reporters on Monday: “We are also going to ask every country in the world to name one of their football stadiums with the name of Pele.”
The request comes as mourners line the streets outside of Santos’ football stadium in order to pay their respects.
Part of Pele’s funeral is being held at the stadium.
His coffin has been placed in the middle of the pitch and fans will be able to pay their respects for 24 hours before a procession through the streets of Santos to celebrate the icon.
Visitation started at 10am today and will finish on Tuesday at the same time.
From there he will be taken to the Memorial Necropole Ecumenica, where only family members will attend.
It stands between skyscrapers and lush forests and, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the tallest vertical cemetery in the world with 14 storeys and 14,000 vaults.
It also contains a tropical garden that includes a small rooftop cafe, a waterfall and a classic car museum.
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