Brazil legend Pele 'continues to show progressive improvement'

Doctors treating Pele in a Sao Paulo hospital have revealed that the Brazilian legend's condition is improving.

The 82-year-old - who had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021 - was admitted to the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo on Saturday with a respiratory infection.

However, those symptoms and his general condition are improving.

"The patient continues to show progressive improvement in his general condition, in particular the respiratory infection," said a statement from the doctors treating him.

"He remains in a standard room, with stable vital signs, conscious and with no new complications."

On Monday night the Brazil players displayed a banner on the pitch in support of Pele as they celebrated their victory over South Korea to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

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