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Brazil: Football legend Pele hospitalized with ‘swelling’ in Sao Paulo

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Brazilian football legend Pele was hospitalized in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to receive medication for his ongoing battle with a colon tumour.

The 82-year-old was admitted to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein with swelling, but his daughter, Kely Nascimento, has said there was ‘no emergency’.

Pele had a tumour removed from his colon last September and has since been having regular treatment at the hospital.

It was reported at the time that the tumour was discovered during a routine cardiovascular exam and that Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known internationally as Pele, would need to undergo chemotherapy.

Pele remains Brazil’s top goal-scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.

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