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Pele Health: Brazil players dedicate victory to legendary Pele, beat South Korea 4-1

by Soumadeep Bagchi

Brazil’s team has reached the last eight after defeating South Korea 4-1. The Brazilian players have dedicated this victory to the legendary Pele.

After beating South Korea 4-1 in the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Brazil players dedicated the victory to legend Pele. Sick Pele is undergoing treatment at the hospital in Sao Paulo. Posters of 82-year-old Pele are raised by Brazilian players at Stadium 974 in Doha after their victory over South Korea. Pele, one of the greatest players in football history, is seriously ill. However, his family believes that he will return home after recovering.

“I hope he recovers as soon as possible and we could at least console him with a win,” Neymar told Globo. Pele’s battle with stomach cancer is inspiring the players to become FIFA champions for a record sixth time. Pele has won the World Cup three times for Brazil. Vinicius said, “They need a lot of strength from us and this victory is for them, so that they can come out of this situation and we can be champions for them.”
Neymar said ‘I was scared’
The return of Neymar gave Brazil a great boost and they were in excellent touch from the first minute. He scored from the penalty spot in the 13th minute to equal Pelé’s record of 77 goals for Brazil. He admitted that after picking up an injury in the World Cup opener against Serbia, he thought the tournament could be over for him. Neymar said, “I had a very difficult night when I got injured. I was thinking about a million different things. I was afraid of not playing again in this World Cup, but I was scared of all my teammates and my Got the support of family who gave me strength.”

Richardson said Neymar’s presence on the pitch makes the game easier for everyone else. Richardson, who now has three goals in the tournament, said, “I am very happy with Neymar’s return. Two or three players on the pitch take him to stop and create space for others.” He provides advantage, he makes a difference on the pitch, he is the driving force.”

Richardson also praised coach Tite’s decision to rest almost the entire first team in their last group stage match. In the knock-out stage, Brazil had already secured their place in the knockout stage by performing well in the opening matches. However, his team had to face a 1-0 defeat against Cameroon in the last match.

Richardson said, “We played fast from the first minute and it was because we rested a part of the team in the last game, so you have to give credit to the boss.”

Tite’s many changes meant that he now gave the entire 26-man squad a chance to play in the tournament, with third-choice goalkeeper Weverton even playing the last 10 minutes against Korea. He said of this that “the game was practically over when I arrived, but no goalkeeper likes to concede a goal.”

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