Brazilian Soccer Legend Pelé Responding Well To Treatment For Infection

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer nice Pelé is responding nicely to remedy for a respiratory an infection and his well being situation has not worsened over the most recent 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital mentioned Saturday.

The 82-year-old Pelé has been on the hospital since Tuesday.

“I’m strong, with a lot of hope and I follow my treatment as usual. I want to thank the entire medical and nursing team for all the care I have received,” Pelé mentioned in an announcement posted on Instagram. “I have a lot of faith in God and every message of love I receive from you all over the world keeps me full of energy. And watch Brazil in the World Cup, too.”

Get nicely messages have poured in from around the globe for the three-time World Cup winner, who can be present process most cancers remedy. Kely Nascimento, Pelé’s daughter, posted a number of footage on Instagram from Brazil followers in Qatar wishing her father nicely with flags and banners. Buildings within the Center Jap nation additionally displayed messages in assist of the previous soccer nice.

A Brazil fan holds a duplicate World Cup trophy over an image of former participant Pele forward of the FIFA World Cup Group G match on the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. Image date: Friday December 2, 2022. (Picture by Peter Byrne/PA Photographs through Getty Photographs)

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Brazil will face South Korea on the World Cup on Monday within the spherical of 16.

Pelé helped Brazil win the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and stays the group’s all-time main scorer with 77 targets in 92 matches.

The Albert Einstein hospital mentioned Friday that Pelé is getting antibiotics to deal with an an infection on the identical time he undergoes chemotherapy towards most cancers. Pelé, whose actual title is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, had a colon tumor eliminated in September 2021.

Neither his household nor the hospital has mentioned whether or not the most cancers had unfold to different organs.

Newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported Saturday that Pelé’s chemotherapy isn’t working and that docs had determined to place him on palliative care. The Related Press couldn’t verify that data.

ESPN Brasil reported Wednesday that Pelé was taken to the hospital due to “general swelling.”