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Brazil fans at World Cup show support for soccer great Pelé


AP Sports Writer

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Brazilian fans have shown their support for soccer great Pelé during the national team’s 1-0 Cameroon at the World Cup. The 82-year-old Pelé was hospitalized Tuesday in Sao Paulo to regulate his cancer medication. Doctors say he has a respiratory infection and will remain in the hospital being treated with antibiotics. Fans displayed a banner with the image of Pelé holding a soccer ball behind one of the goals at Lusail Stadium on Friday. A large image of the Brazil great could be seen on a building near the stadium. The image accompanied the messages “get well soon” and “we love Pelé.”

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