For the past few days, a whole country has been shaking.
In the middle of the World Cup, Brazil fears losing the greatest player in its history.
His legend: King Pelé.
A small breath of fresh air has just been delivered by his doctors.
His state of health "is gradually improving", said Tuesday the hospital where the 82-year-old Brazilian, who is battling colon cancer, was admitted a week ago.
The triple world champion “presents stable vital signs (…), without complications” and continues to be treated “in a normal room”, without the need to be placed in intensive care, explained the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo in his latest medical bulletin.
"The state of health (of Pelé) is gradually improving, especially with regard to the respiratory infection" for which he was also treated.
A tumor detected in December 2021
The man who many consider to be the best player of all time was hospitalized on November 29 for a reassessment of his chemotherapy treatment followed after the detection of a colon tumor in September 2021.
On Monday, Pelé posted on Instagram a message of encouragement to the players of the Brazil team who faced South Korea in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After winning the match 4-1 with an attacking festival, Neymar and the other Seleçao stars unfurled a blue banner on the lawn with the famous celebration of the "King" in the corner after his goal in the 1970 final. the raised fist.