By Marcia Reverdosa, CNN
(CNN) — In an interview aired Sunday evening on TV Globo, Pelé’s daughters stated the Brazilian soccer nice was hospitalized final week in Sao Paulo after contracting a lung an infection, following a Covid-19 an infection.
“He’s sick, he’s outdated, however in the intervening time he’s there due to a lung an infection, and when he will get higher he’ll return house once more. He’s not saying goodbyes within the hospital in the intervening time”, stated Pelé daughter’s Kely Nascimento.
She added: “Three weeks in the past he had Covid. He’s vaccinated with all doses however due to the most cancers remedy, the chemotherapy that makes him extra fragile, he’s bought a lung an infection, and that’s the reason he went to hospital.”
His different daughter Flavia stated Pelé isn’t within the ICU and isn’t in danger, as he undergoes therapy. She reiterated that her father isn’t terminal or in palliative care.
On Saturday, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo issued a press release saying Pelé stays in secure situation after he was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday for a “re-evaluation of the chemotherapy therapy over colon most cancers recognized in September 2021.”
The hospital added that he has proven “good response to the respiratory an infection care, not displaying any worsening of his situation within the final 24 hours.”
‘Ship him very constructive vibes’
Brazil performs South Korea in World Cup’s spherical of 16 at Stadium 974 in Doha on Monday.
Forward of the sport, Brazil coach Tite and assistant coach César Sampaio spoke about their interactions with Pelé.
“That is presumably the one one that I really was shaking after I greeted him,” stated Tite at a media convention on Sunday.
“I’m talking from the underside of my coronary heart, a really emotional second for me. “
Assistant coach Sampaio added: “I additionally had … the blessing. I used to be a participant who was in Santos, the identical membership as Pelé, and I had the chance to work together with him generally. The very first time I used to be capped for the nationwide group, I had the chance to play with Pelé.
“It was one thing like much more than what Tite stated … to speak to him and work together with him on the pitch. It was so troublesome, , due to what he’s, what he represents.
“It’s one thing I by no means thought would occur in my life and that’s a second the place all we are able to do no matter your faith.
“We simply ask you all to please say a prayer, do no matter you do and please ship him very constructive vibes. He’s an individual who has influenced my growth, not solely as an athlete, however as a person and as a human being.”
In an Instagram put up, Pelé stated that he can be watching Brazil’s match towards South Korea from hospital.
“I’ll be rooting for every one in every of you,” wrote Pelé. “We’re on this journey collectively. Good luck to our Brazil!
“In 1958, in Sweden, I used to be strolling via the streets interested by fulfilling the promise I made to my father. I do know that most of the nationwide group made related guarantees and are additionally on the lookout for their first World Cup.”
Pelé gained his first World Cup title in 1958, earlier than securing two extra event victories in 1962 and 1970.
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