Infantino raises controversy with a “selfie” with Pele’s body

Santos-Brazil: Swiss Gianni Infantino, president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), has sparked a controversy over a “selfie” he took near the body of Brazilian football legend Pelé. Infantino snapped the photo with his cell phone as he stood by Pele’s body in the center of the club Brazilian ‘Santos’ where the body has been lying since yesterday, Monday, to allow fans and supporters of Pele and football to have a ‘last look at him’ before his funeral today, Tuesday. Pelé died last Thursday at the age of 82 after a battle with cancer. during his visit in Brazil yesterday, Monday, to attend the funeral ceremonies of the late Brazilian legend, Infantino confirmed that he would ask all 211 FIFA member associations to nominate Pelé in one of their country’s stadiums with the aim of perpetuating the name of the departed star, who is still the only player in history who has been crowned with the World Cup. The world three times, presenting it to the new generations. (dpa)