Brazil manager Tite also sent his well wishes to the national icon after learning that he had been taken into hospital earlier this week. “We found out the news on Wednesday,” Tite said ahead of their group game against Cameroon.
“He is possibly one of the biggest representatives of Brazil. We wish him good health. That’s the feeling of all of us from the Brazil squad. We are wishing Pele all the best.”
Brazil fans unveiled a huge ‘Pele – Get Well Soon’ banner during their match against Cameroon on Friday. Pele is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time and won the World Cup three times during his career.
He scored 643 goals in 659 official matches for Santos and holds the national scoring record for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games.