Prince Ali of Jordan inaugurates Pele stadium in Bethlehem

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein visited the city on Sunday

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein with footballers from Jordan and Palestine's under-23 squads. Prince Ali bin Al Hussein / Twitter
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Former Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan travelled to the occupied West Bank on Sunday to inaugurate a football stadium dedicated to football legend Pele, near Bethlehem.

Palestinians decided to rename the football stadium after Brazil’s Pele following his death late last year.

The stadium has been renamed and will now be called Pele International Stadium Al Khader.

The former Al Khader Stadium is about 5km from Bethlehem.

"It was also an honour to inaugurate the Pele stadium with my brothers and sisters," Prince Ali said on Twitter. "Visiting Bethlehem was also a spiritual experience I can never forget."

The prince also watched a friendly football match between Jordan's and Palestine's under-23 squads.

Updated: May 15, 2023, 6:34 AM