Thursday, April 24, 2008

Football legend Pele to visit Iran

Edison Arantes do Nascimento best known by his nickname Pele, the most popular soccer player worldwide, will visit Iran in May, a member of Iran Football Federation said here on Wednesday.

"A agreement has been signed with the Brazilian Embassy in Tehran in this respect," Mohammad Hadi Ayatollahi said.

The official said that Pele, during his visit, will make himself acquainted with Iran's soccer.

Referring to the presence of the well-known Argentine soccer player, Diego Armando Maradona, in Iran, Ayatollahi noted that so far some negotiations have been conducted in this respect.

He also expressed hope that this would soon materialize. --IRNA


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