Brazilian football legend Pelé hospitalised in Paris with infection


Brazilian football great Pelé was hospitalised in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within a couple of days”, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

The 78-year-old was suffering from a urinary infection and being treated with antibiotics, said his friend and spokesman Pepito Fornos, adding that the Brazilian legend was “doing well”.

“Everything is under control. Everything’s fine,” Fornos told reporters.

Peléwas admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France’s World-Cup winning youngsterKylian Mbappé.

He was still in hospital on Wednesday evening, though in a possible sign he was making a recovery, he said on Twitter: “I met Kylian Mbappe and his parents last night in Paris at @Hublot event. We talked goals, World Cups and watches. Great company!”

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