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Pelé moved to end-of-life care in Sao Paulo hospital

Brazilian football legend Pelé has been moved to palliative care after he stopped responding to chemotherapy.

The 82-year-old has been hospitalized at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo since Tuesday, when his health started to worsen and he began experiencing symptoms such as ‘general swelling’ and ‘heart failure’ His daughter had dispelled concerns that the Brazilian’s health was grave.

Although Folha has been undergoing chemotherapy since his colon cancer diagnosis in September of last year, recent reports have indicated that his body is no longer responding to the treatment.

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Football community have sent him their best wishes. Kylian Mbappe tweeted, “praying for the king,” referring to Pele, the only other player to score in a World Cup final while still a teenager.

Many football fans consider Pelé to be the best player ever. As the only player in history to win the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970, he has a unique place in sports history.

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