Prayers, messages of hope, and support for Brazil’s great, football legend Pele, trooping in from across the world while the three-time World Cup winner is being treated in hospital.
The 82-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday, saying it was a routine monthly visit.
However, a report in Brazil, which has not been confirmed by the BBC, says he is now beginning end-of-life care after not responding to chemotherapy.
The three-time World Cup winner had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021 and has since had regular treatment. Pele was diagnosed with a respiratory infection and on Friday Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein said he was in stable condition.
Speaking yesterday, England captain, Harry Kane said: “We are very sad to hear news of him being ill but we wish him well, not just me but the whole England set-up. He’s an inspiration, an incredible person.”
WorldCup winner, Jurgen Klinsmann, speaking on BBC One’s World Cup coverage, yesterday, added: “Pele is just such a wonderful person. The outstanding personality of world football. We can just pray and hope for the best but it’s very sad news.”