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Pelé salutes the “deserved” coronation of Messi and his “dear friend” Mbappé


The legend of Brazilian football went there with his short message on Instagram, after following the France-Argentina final from the hospital in Sao Paulo, where he is battling colon cancer.

The ultimate consecration of Lionel Messi, this Sunday at 35, did not leave Pelé indifferent.

The latter thus qualified as a “deserved trajectory” this first World Cup coronation of the former Barça star, and this for his fifth participation in the queen event.

“Congratulations to Argentina!

Diego [Maradona] is certainly smiling right now,” Pelé wrote on his Instagram account, following the final won by Argentina against France on penalties (3-3 ap, 4-2 tab) from the hospital in Sao Paulo, where he is battling colon cancer.

“Today, football continues to tell its story, as always in an exciting way.

Messi winning his first World Cup, as his trajectory deserved.

My dear friend Mbappé scoring four goals [including a shot on goal] in a final.

What a gift it was to witness this spectacle for the future of our sport,” continued the 82-year-old former player.

Pelé also congratulates the historical course of Morocco

Pelé also praised Morocco, the best African team in the history of the tournament, beaten 2-1 by Croatia in the match for third place on Saturday, "for this incredible campaign".

One of Pelé's daughters, Kely Nascimento, posted a photo this Sunday of her father receiving a foot massage while watching the World Cup final.

According to the latest medical bulletin of the week, the Brazilian continues to be treated "in a normal room" - and not in an intensive care unit - and his "vital signs are stable".

If the Argentine rival won his third world title on Sunday, his Seleçao keeps a little margin with his five crowns.


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  • World Cup 2022

  • Soccer

  • Pele

  • Lionel Messi

  • Kylian Mbappe

  • Sport

  • world Cup

Source: 20minf

All news articles on 2022-12-18

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