The world of football is very aware of the health status of soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as ‘Pelé’. The 82-year-old Brazilian has suffered from different health problems in recent years, the last being a difficult colon cancer.
In the last few hours, the Brazilian media have reported that he even stopped responding to chemotherapy treatment, so doctors have applied another way to combat his disease. The star’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, revealed that her father had COVID and developed a lung infection in recent weeks for which he had to be admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.
All fans, regardless of their nationality, are waiting for what happens with Pelé, including the thousands who are in Qatar to watch the 2022 World Cup.
The opinion was able to talk to some of them and the expressions of solidarity with the Brazilian legend became palpable.
“The best of his time and a great world soccer star and hopefully he can recover soon, I wish him with all my heart,” said an Argentine fan, while a Mexican fan, one of the few who are still in Qatar, sent him a nice message: “As a Mexican I would love to send you the best of vibes. From my heart I send him the best, may God be with him.