DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil coach Tite recalled his emotional first assembly with Pelé, and despatched the soccer nice well-wishes Sunday forward of Brazil’s sport in opposition to South Korea on the World Cup.
Tite mentioned Pelé, who has been hospitalized with a respiratory an infection in Brazil, was the one one that ever made him nervous earlier than they have been launched.
“I used to be shaking, my hand was sweating, my coronary heart began beating quicker,” Tite mentioned with out revealing when the assembly passed off. “I used to be about to have the chance to hug Pelé.”
The 82-year-old Pelé, who had a colon tumor eliminated final yr, is present process remedy for his an infection and mentioned he was feeling “robust.”
“Get nicely, Pelé,” Tite mentioned.
Brazilian followers confirmed their assist for the soccer nice in the course of the nationwide staff’s 1-0 loss to Cameroon on Friday, displaying banners and flags along with his picture at Lusail Stadium. Different tributes have been anticipated earlier than and through Monday’s match in opposition to South Korea within the spherical of 16.
Pelé helped Brazil win three World Cup titles. The five-time champions are attempting to win their first World Cup title since 2002.
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