Legendary Brazilian football player Pele shared his feelings after the Brazilian national team’s victory against South Korea in the 1/8 final match of the World Cup held in Qatar.
“I feel a mixture of relief and happiness. They made my day very happy”, Pele said, sphere.
After the win against the Koreans, the Brazilian players opened a banner on the field to support Pele, who is currently in the hospital.
In the 1/8 final of the tournament, the Brazilians defeated the South Korean team with a score of 4: 1. South Americans scored all goals in the first half. Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta scored.
The Brazilian national team will play the Croatians in the quarter-finals. The match will be played on December 9 and will start at 18:00 Moscow time.
Three-time world champion Pele was hospitalized last Tuesday for swelling and heart failure. The media reported that Pele was transferred to the palliative care unit as his body no longer responds to chemotherapy in the fight against bowel cancer. However, the footballer’s daughters Keli and Flavia denied these reports, saying that the reason for their father’s hospitalization was the coronavirus.
Previously, at the regular meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive committee approved Advice on imposing sanctions on athletes from Russia and Belarus.
Recall that at the end of February, the IOC addressed the international sports federations and recommended that Russian and Belarusian athletes not be allowed to participate in any competitions.
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