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Posted On: 29 December 2022 10:10 pm
Updated On: 29 December 2022 10:22 pm

Brazillian Football legend, Pelé, passes away at the age of 82

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Al Jazeera reported on Thursday, 29 December, that Brazilian football legend Pelé has died from cancer, as confirmed by his agent, Joe Fraga.

Pelé had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021. He was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo on November 29.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was a three-time World Cup winner and is Brazil’s leading goal scorer, with 77 goals in 92 games.

During the World Cup, fans have shown support by displaying "get well soon" messages in matches and in several areas in Qatar.

Take a look at the "get well soon" wishes for Pelé from fans

@ilqlive ❤️Brazilian fans displayed a huge 'Get Well Soon' flag for Brazilian football legend Pelé at Stadium 974 during the South Korea & Brazil match! 📹:iloveqatar #iloveqatar #qatar #doha #pele #qatar2022 #worldcup2022 ♬ Pele Pele - Ch'cco & Focalistic & Mellow & Sleazy

Al Jaber Twin towers also displayed a message for Pelé

Source: Al Jazeera
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