Fans at World Cup show support for soccer great Pelé

4 December 2022
2022-12-04 16:39

World Cup fans across nationalities showed support and expressed sadness for Brazilian football great Pelé on Saturday following news about his ill health. The 82-year-old Pelé was hospitalized Tuesday in Sao Paulo to regulate his cancer medication. It was found that he had a respiratory infection, though Pelé is responding well to treatment and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital where he is being treated, said Saturday.

Jerry Oterec, Brazilian fan from Mexico said "Pele, we have a lot of memories from you, 1970, the World Cup in Mexico. Please get better. We need you. You have to see Brazil be champion this World Cup. They will be the champions. You have to be there for Brazilians, support your country."

Paolo Frias, Brazilian fan from Brazil said "I hope that everybody can join us in these prayers for Pele in (his) recovery. We know that he will be better in the coming days. Pele as you know, is the biggest player of Santos' history, my football team, the guy that made more goals in the history of football. So as we are in the World Cup, we need to support him on his recovery."

Pelé helped Brazil win the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and remains the team’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.

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