Is FIFA keeping Pele's feet in a museum?
Will FIFA keep Pele's feet in a museum?
Claims are circulating on social media that FIFA will keep Pele's feet in a museum.
The post says:
FIFA keeps Pele's foot in a museum. Pele's family gives permission. "
FIFA has been the international governing body of association football since 1904.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known by his nickname Pele, was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, FIFA has dubbed him 'The Great'. He was one of the most successful and popular athletes of his 20th century.
They call him 'King' and his face makes him one of the most recognizable figures in world football. He was once named the greatest player of the 20th century by FIFA. The Brazilian legend passed away on December 29, last Year 2022
Pele's star was already on the rise when he celebrated his first World Cup title with the Brazilian national team at the age of 17 on June 29, 1958 in Sweden. . He still holds the record for being the youngest ever world champion.
A keyword search for the term yielded no matching results from trusted news platforms. There was no such announcement on the official FIFA website. In fact, a page full of tributes to legendary footballers on the site had no such announcement.
Further checking of FIFA's official social media handles, particularly his Twitter and Instagram, revealed no such information. However, some YouTube channels and Twitter handles have been confirmed to speculate and spread rumors.
There is no official statement from FIFA that Pele's foot will be put into the museum with his family's consent.
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