Soccer icon Pele on Monday backed Brazil’s nationwide workforce forward of their World Cup spherical of 16 match towards South Korea.
Will watch Brazil’s match vs South Korea from the hospital: Pele (Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Soccer nice Pele has backed Brazil’s nationwide males’s workforce to win their World Cup spherical of 16 match towards South Korea, saying that he’ll watch the sport from the hospital after being admitted there final week as he battles colon most cancers.
Brazil superior to the knockout stage with back-to-back victories over Switzerland and Serbia, adopted by a 1-0 loss to Cameroon. Because the Group G winners, they’ll face South Korea on Monday. The Selecao have gained the World Cup 5 occasions and are the pre-tournament favourites to win a sixth time. Brazil have performed in each World Cup since 1930 however haven’t reached the ultimate since they final gained the title in 2002.
Pele, 82, stated in an Instagram submit that he wished to encourage Brazil’s gamers by sharing a photograph from the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, when he shocked the world by main the South American facet to their first title.
“I will watch the sport from right here on the hospital and I will be rooting for every considered one of you,” Pele stated forward of the match beginning at 1900 GMT in Qatar.
“We’re on this journey collectively. Good luck to our Brazil!”
Pele, extensively thought to be one of many biggest footballers of all time, had a tumour faraway from his colon in September 2021 and has been receiving common hospital care since. In line with medical reviews, he was hospitalised final week to re-evaluate his remedy and can be being handled for a respiratory an infection.
Pele was a striker for Brazil and membership groups Santos and New York Cosmos. He was instrumental in main his nation to a few World Cup titles, in 1958, 1962, and 1970, a feat no different participant has achieved. Brazil is aiming for a record-breaking sixth world title. The nice Brazilian Pele shouldn’t be receiving palliative care, based on his daughter.