Sao Paulo, Apr 25 (EFE) .- Former striker and triple Brazilian world champion, Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’, said on Monday that he really wants to see Canarinha win “once again” another title, with seven to go. months to the start of Qatar 2022.
“Are you ready for another World Cup? I am. I really want to see our team lift the trophy once again,” said Pelé, 81, who is undergoing treatment for a colon tumor, on his social networks. .
Brazil is the most successful team with five world titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002), in three of which the idol of Santos and Cosmos participated.
After leading the South American qualifiers with an iron hand, the Canarinha, today commanded by Neymar, will embark on the path to their sixth star in Group G of the World Cup in Qatar, where they will face Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon.
For his part, Pelé was admitted a few days last week to a Sao Paulo hospital to follow up on the treatment against the colon tumor for which he was already operated on in September 2021.
In recent years, Pelé’s health has also deteriorated due to other causes, such as spinal, hip and knee problems, which have reduced his mobility and forced him to undergo surgery.
Likewise, the former Brazilian soccer player has suffered some kidney crises, which have also led to his being hospitalized. EFE
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