FIFA plans to commemorate the late football legend Pele by asking every country in the world to name a stadium after him.
Pele died on December 29, 2021, after a battle with cancer.
His coffin was placed inside the Vila Belmiro stadium, the home ground of the club where he spent most of his career, on Monday, as fans paid their respects.
Football governing body FIFA will ask every country to name a stadium in honour of Brazil footballer Pele, who died on December 29, 2021, aged 82.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino made the announcement at Pele's funeral in Sao Paulo.
This move comes after Rio de Janeiro's plans to name Maracana Stadium after Pele were vetoed by the state governor in April 2021.
Pele's coffin was placed inside the Vila Belmiro stadium, the home ground of the club where he spent most of his career, on Monday, where fans were allowed to pay their respects.
Thousands of fans showed up to see Pele's coffin, which was placed on the centre circle of the Urbano Caldeira stadium.
Among those who carried the coffin were former Brazil midfielder Ze Roberto and Pele's son Edinho.
Pele was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, winning the World Cup three times and scored over 1,000 goals in his career.
Long queues had formed outside the stadium, with some fans waiting overnight for their opportunity to pay their respects.
FIFA's decision to honour Pele appears to contrast with what happened in Rio de Janeiro earlier, where plans were scrapped to name the famous Maracana Stadium after him.
In a statement, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, "We're going to ask every country in the world to name one of their football stadiums with the name of Pele.
" Infantino also released a statement on the day of Pele's death, saying that "For everyone who loves the beautiful game, this is the day we never wanted to come."