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Brazil legend Pele responding well to treatment for respiratory infection, doctors say

Pele is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the last 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said on Saturday.

The 82-year-old has been in hospital since Tuesday receiving treatment for colon cancer, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour during September 2021.

The Albert Einstein hospital said on Saturday that he is being kept in hospital for a "reassessment of chemotherapy therapy" of his colon tumour.

"He is still having treatment and remains stable," the hospital added.

Earlier on Saturday a report from Brazilian daily newspaper Folha de S.Paulo said Pele had been moved to palliative care and was only being treated for symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.

Asked about the news report, England captain Harry Kane said: "First and foremost, we send our best wishes to him and his family as well.

"He's an inspiration in our game, an incredible footballer and an incredible person."

Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil's all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.




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