The Brazilian press has been following the evolution of Edson Arantes do Nascimento's state of health on a daily basis for almost a month, said Pelé, hospitalized since November 30 in Sao Paulo.
Aged 82, the legend of the Seleção is suffering from colon cancer discovered a year ago and which is said to be progressing.
The striker with more than a thousand goals also suffers from kidney and heart failure.
On Christmas Eve, his children passed him by his bedside at the Albert Einstein Hospital.
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