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.
@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
A get well soon message to Pelé was displayed on the Al Jaber Twin Towers in Lusail. The retired football player is currently confined at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Brazil.— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 2, 2022
"Thanks to Qatar for this tribute, and to everyone who sends me good vibes!" - Pelé
Get well soon!👐 pic.twitter.com/XB0GUWDRvt
Source: Al Jazeera
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