“The whole team wishes Pelé, our greatest representative, nothing but the best. May he get well again soon,” said the 61-year-old ahead of the Seleção’s final World Cup preliminary round match against Cameroon on Friday.
Pelé (82) had previously been taken to the hospital in São Paulo again. According to his daughter, the medication of her father, who is suffering from cancer, is being adjusted in the clinic. Media had reported that doctors were concerned that the treatment might no longer respond to the tumors in various organs of his body.
Pelé’s health has repeatedly raised concerns in recent years. He underwent several hip surgeries. He also had problems with his spine and knees. Two years ago he had a kidney stone removed after a urinary tract infection. Pelé played 92 international matches and won three World Cup titles (1958, 1962, 1970).