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The daughter of Brazilian soccer legend Pelé took to Instagram on Friday night to post a moving tribute and photo of her father at the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital in São Paulo.
“We are still here, in the fight and in the faith.
One more night together”, wrote Kely Nascimento.
Her words accompanied a photo showing her hugging her father as he lies in a hospital bed.
In the photo you can also see Pelé's granddaughter, Sophia.
In this photo shared by Kely Nascimento on Instagram late on December 23, Pele's family is seen supporting him at the hospital.
Kely Credit: Nascimento/Instagram
Nascimento published earlier in the week that his father would spend Christmas in the hospital.
Pelé, 82, was admitted on November 29 for a respiratory infection and "reassessment of chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer identified in September 2021," according to a hospital statement.
Updates from the hospital earlier this week said Pelé's health had worsened and would now require further care due to the progression of his cancer.
Nascimento has previously thanked supporters for their tributes and messages of support.
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“Our Christmas at home has been put on hold,” Nascimento wrote in a post on Wednesday.
“We decided with the doctors that, for various reasons, it would be better for us to stay (in the hospital), with all the care that this new family gives us… Einstein!!”
After Pelé was hospitalized in November, Nascimento explained that the former soccer player had had covid-19, despite being vaccinated "with all doses," and since chemotherapy had weakened him, he contracted a lung infection.
Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento and widely considered one of the greatest soccer players in history, Pelé played in four World Cups, winning three (in 1958, 1962, 1970) and scoring 12 goals in 14 games.
He also scored 1,281 goals in his professional career in 1,363 matches.