FIFA Requests A Moment of Silence For Pele in All Competitions

After the passing of Brazilian football star Pele, FIFA issued a call to all competition organizers worldwide to observe a minute of silence prior to all football matches this weekend and the following week. It was announced that all flags at FIFA headquarters would be lowered to half-staff.

At the start of the day, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced a period of national mourning for seven days in honor of the Brazilian legend’s passing. Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced that the AIFF flag will be flown at half-mast during this time.

As stated by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura in a letter to all Member Associations: “It was on December 29, 2022, when football lost its king. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, was a legendary football player and a cultural icon in his native Brazil.

Pele popularised the exciting style of play that is common in South American football, giving new meaning to the term “The Beautiful Game.” He’s the only player to win the FIFA World Cup a record three times.

Those who were fortunate enough to see him play will attest to the fact that he always played with a smile on his face and kindness in his heart, despite the fact that his imagination and talent on the field were truly unparalleled.”

Quote from Fatma Samoura: “Pele will be missed and remembered for as long as football is played.

She said, “FIFA calls upon all tournament organizers to hold a minute of silence prior to every football match this weekend and the week after that in solidarity with his family, friends, the Brazilian Football Association, Brazil, and all football fans who loved him so deeply.”

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