Hospitalised Pele improving with 'no new complications', doctors say

Hospitalised Pele improving with 'no new complications', doctors say

Hospitalised Brazil legend Pele is improving and has "no new complications", doctors said on Tuesday.

The 82-year-old has been hospitalised for a week to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. He is expected to leave the hospital when he fully recovers from the infection.

"(He has) stable vital signs, is conscious, and with no new complications," the Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement.

Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, is also fighting cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

In Qatar, the image of a young Pele celebrating goals and lifting trophies with Brazil's national team appeared on the shirts, flags and banners of Brazilian fans who gathered on Monday before their last-16 World Cup win over South Korea, which Pele had said he would be watching from hospital.