Pele was urgently hospitalized in a worrying condition

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Brazilian soccer legend, Pele this afternoon he was urgently admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo with swelling of the whole body and heart problems.

Pele has been battling cancer for a long time, and now apparently additional problems have appeared. The 82-year-old Pele is being cared for by his wife along with a carer, and they took him to the hospital.

According to the Brazilian "ESPN", doctors diagnosed Pele with heart failure. Besides, the legendary football player could not feed himself.

The treatment used by Pele in the last period to fight cancer was not successful and his body did not respond positively to the chemotherapy he received. The initial information is worrying, and new tests are expected to be done during the day.

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