World Cup 2022: Pele’s delicate health condition, the main motivation that makes Brazil the top favorite to win at Qatar 2022

In Brazil it is not all joy, of course advancing to the quarterfinals of the World Cup and the way they achieved it is very good, but Pele’s health has everyone worried, players and fans alike, who took out banners in the stadium to send good vibes to the legendary striker.

Neymar and Brazil unite in support of Pel

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Before the match kicked off at the 974 Stadium between Brazil and South Korea, it was time for the official photo, and there the Amazonian team, led by Neymar, took out a banner with the image of Pel to dedicate the match to him.

But it was not only the players on the field, the thousands of fans in the stands also took out several banners alluding to their idol to wish a speedy recovery to the 82-year-old man who gave them three World Cup titles.

What’s next for Brazil as they try to win the World Cup?

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Brazil will have one more match in the World Cup in Qatar, and it will be against Croatia, so it is expected that they will take the field with another show of support so that O’Rei’s health improves in the last few days and he can enjoy the sixth World Championship in Brazil’s trophy cabinet.

Pel was the player who has won the World Cup the most times, as he was the key player for the “Canarinha” to win three of the six most coveted trophies in soccer, winning in Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and Mexico 1970.

Neymar, for a milestone set by Pel

For now, Neymar wears the mythical #10 immortalized by the legendary Santos player and came within one goal of Pele’s record with Brazil by scoring from a penalty kick during his team’s spectacular 4-1 victory over South Korea in the round of 16 that has placed them as the top favorites to win the title in Qatar 2022.

World Cup 2022: Pele health update: Brazilian soccer legend rules out serious condition with Instagram message

Despite the concern generated by Pele‘s admission to the hospital the previous Tuesday, the considered best footballer of all time provided some reassurance to his followers, as he said that it is only a routine visit. And he did so in the middle of a tribute paid to him at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Why did Pele go to the hospital?

Pele to remain in hospital for days, celebrates treatmentAP

It was on Tuesday when it became known that Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” had entered a hospital in Sao Paulo, to reevaluate his treatment for cancer, and this Thursday the former player himself published a message on social networks in which he clarifies his situation.

“Friends, I am at the hospital making my monthly visit. It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thanks to Qatar for this tribute, and to everyone who sends me good vibes,” the 82-year-old Brazilian wrote on his Instagram account.

That tribute to which Pele refers is the well-wishes that appeared in Qatar, host of the World Cup. His image appeared projected on some towers of the imposing city in which it could be read “Get well soon“.

Tite and Brazil to dedicate game against Cameroon to Pele

Brazil’s national team will play its third World Cup match this Friday against Cameroon, a match that will be dedicated to Pele, said coach Tite.

All of us want to wish good health to Pele, our greatest representative, the extraterrestrial who is terrestrial. Good health, our solidarity to everyone,” Tite said at the last conference before the match.

Medical report on Pele’s health condition

Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital, with a stable clinical condition, which was confirmed with a medical report.

“Edson Arantes do Nascimento was admitted yesterday (November 29) at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital for a re-evaluation of the chemotherapy treatment of the colon tumor identified in September 2021. After the medical evaluation, the patient was transferred to the common ward, without the need for admission to the semi-intensive care unit or ICU. The former player is in full control of his vital functions and is in stable clinical condition”.

World Cup 2022: Neymar to miss the World Cup? The contradictory statements regarding the Brazilian star’s health

In the press conference following Brazil‘s victory over Serbia on Thursday, Tite assured that Neymar will continue in the World Cup, after he came on as a substitute in the 80th minute and upon arriving at the bench covered his face with his shirt and burst into tears while being attended to by the national team’s doctors.

Ney was the target of the Serbian defense throughout the match, as he received nine of the 12 fouls called against Brazil, including a sweep by defender Nikola Milenkovic, who was not even cautioned and, in a reckless sweep, went wide and bent the PSG forward’s right ankle with his knee in a nasty way.

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Brazil’s #10 immediately complained about his right ankle and the medical staff ordered him to leave the field without studs and socks.

Tite’s optimism about Neymar’s state of health

He’s going to continue in the World Cup, you can have that certainty. He felt the pain during the game, but decided to continue. It should be highlighted,” Tite said.

However, the doctor of the ‘Verdeamarelha’, Rodrigo Lasmar, asked for 24 hours to see the evolution of Neymar’s ankle and then be able to give a more accurate diagnosis: “We must be calm, it is early to say anything.”

What is known so far about Neymar’s health?

At the end of the match, Neymar limped out of the mixed zone, with a swollen ankle, although walking on his own feet, with some difficulty. The preliminary diagnosis points to a sprain, which could effectively keep him out.

“We put ice on it and already started treatment. We are waiting 24/48 hours to have a clearer idea of the situation. He will continue with physiotherapy,” the doctor informed. “If there are any new developments, we will report them. Everything will be decided as of tomorrow when we see his evolution. The expectation is for observation. Anything we say is premature and I don’t have a definitive answer to give.”

For his part, Vinicius Jr. conveyed reassurance about his teammate’s health in an interview with TyC Sports: “Neymar is fine. He is a little sad about the blow, but tomorrow morning he will be happy and happy to recover as quickly as possible for the match against Switzerland“.

The shadow of Brazil 2014 and Neymar’s health

In Brazil 2014, Neymar was sidelined in the quarterfinals in the match against Colombia, after receiving a knee to the back from Camilo Ziga, which caused a fracture in a lumbar vertebra.

Ney was sidelined for the rest of the tournament and in the semifinals, Brazil was ugly kicked out of the Cup with a historic defeat against Germany. But that’s not all, historically, Ney Jr. has had many problems with his ankles.

However, other bright names remain on the bench: Antony, Rodrygo Goes or Gabriel Martinelli, to complement Richarlison, Raphinha and Vinicius.

World Cup 2022: Brazil’s home in Qatar, uncovered: this is where Neymar, vincius and Co will live and train

Direct from Turin, Brazil landed on Saturday night in Doha, where everything was ready for their stay during the 2022 World Cup. Their home will be the Westin Doha Hotel & Spa and the Grand Hamad Stadium, the combination that was chosen, and announced in March, after the meticulous evaluation of 17 options since August 2019.

MARCA had access to the Grand Hammad, inaugurated in 1990 and chosen among other reasons for the quality of its turf, in perfect condition despite the high temperatures in the central region of Doha. With a capacity of some 13,000 spectators, between the stands and the dugouts there is a scaffolding from which members of the technical committee follow the training sessions, something that Luis Enrique made popular in Spain.

Beyond this key point, the condition of the entire structure of the sports complex was also highly praised. The changing room, with individual and personalized lockers and a central table for equipment or food, overlooks two pools for recovery, showers, toilets and spaces for treatment on stretchers and with ice.

Slogans are constant, such as “Concentrate and enjoy” on one side of the locker room. Also decorating the walls of the various corridors and areas are various inspirational messages spoken by Tite: “Prepare well to deserve to win”, “Seize the moment of confidence”, “Courage”…. These motivational phrases are mixed with memories of the matches that have led Brazil to this World Cup and with iconic images of the five previously conquered. These five achievements are represented with the respective golden stars on a wall, with a sixth dark one above, pending incorporation.

There are shared areas, such as the chat room, which consists of a large TV, with a projector screen above, 26 u-shaped chairs and a table with TV, computer and printers to hone in on the study of the rivals. Also threre’s a gym, with an endless number of machines.

And there are very specific areas for the different departments of the expedition: for Tite and his collaborators, including Juninho Paulista, there is one with 15 lockers; for the medical staff, another with nine; and for those in charge of the equipment, another with three.

Pure leisure: video games, billiards, ping-pong…

Another of the buildings is the recreational area for the footballers, who will spend a good number of idle hours at the tournament. In addition to a ball pool for the enjoyment of the youngest members of the squad, there is a lounge with televisions accompanied by video game consoles, billiards or pingpong. They certainly won’t get bored…

World Cup 2022: Nike Footballverse: The best World Cup commercial reveals who is better: 2006’s Ronaldo or 2022’s Mbappe?

We are just a few days away from the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and different brands are doing their best to score a goal with the spectators. One of them is Nike, which released a spectacular commercial with a multiverse of soccer stars.

What is the Footballverse all about?

The incredible commercial is titled The FC Footballverse and begins with a one-on-one between Mbapp and Ronaldinho. In an almost 5-minute video, Nike brought together several soccer idols from the past few years who compete in “a scientific experiment” to see who is the best player among them all.

Nike’s incredible retro-futuristic commercial for Qatar 2022: a true CGI masterpiece@Nike-YT

Stars such as Kylian Mbapp, Ronaldhino, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alex Morgan are teleported into a laboratory to demonstrate their skills to the rhythm of the iconic 80s song Weird Science by Oingo Bongo.

Notably absent is another living soccer legend, Lionel Messi, but considering that Adidas, Nike’s historic rival, usually responds to these ads, we’d be surprised to see him in an ad.

Who’s involved in the Footballverse?

Things get out of hand and the scientists decide to rescue many more players from other eras, leaving a show that many would pay to see in real life. The cast of stars that appear is on par with Nike’s greatest productions, and the list is made up of none other than:

Cristiano Ronaldo (2022 and 2004 version).

Kylian Mbappe.

Ronaldo (2022, 2002 and 1998 versions).

Ronaldinho (2006 version).

Alex Morgan.

Virgil Van Dijk.

Sam Kerr.

Kevin DeBruyne.

Leah Williamson.

Phil Foden.

Carli Lloyd (2015 version).

Christian Jr.

Shane Kluivert.

Edgar Davids (2000 version).

“Footballverse exemplifies Nike’s long-held belief that the future of sport has infinite potential, and encourages a new generation of footballers to prove it,” Nike said in a statement.

World Cup 2022: Tom Brady World Cup power ranking: Germany and Croatia at the top, Brazil and Costa Rica at the bottom

Tom Brady is the top star in NFL history, however, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t follow other sports, in fact, in his victory with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, he had the best words from the home of Bundesliga’s Bayern and once in the past season break he visited Old Trafford to watch a Cristiano Ronaldo game with Manchester United.

So we at Marca English got to speculate a bit now that the Qatar 2022 World Cup is starting, which would be the GOAT’s favorite national teams or which ones are down on this list.

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Clarification for the reader: It is clear to us that your favorite team is the United States, as you have always shown your love for Team USA, the rest is mere speculation.

Favorite Team (Option #1): Germany

Tom Brady met Germany for the first time in his life last weekend, his smile was noticeable with the thrilling win against the Seattle Seahawks in week 10, he surely has a good feeling about the four-time world champion Mannschaft.

Favorite Team (Option #2): Croatia

After a few years of estrangement, last week included love phrases with his former head coach with the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, who has family roots in this white country that finished as runner-up in the last World Cup in Russia 2018.

Gisele Bündchen spotted with new man Joaquim Valente in Costa Rica

Not Favorite Team (Option #1): Brazil

While the divorce with Brazilian top model, Gisele Bündchen, was amicable, it is clear that suffering and sadness has invaded TB12 in the last months of separation with his ex-wife with whom he was married for 13 years. As a couple, the seven-time Super Bowl winner and the former Victoria’s Secret Angel were never able to enjoy together one of the five world championships of the “Scratch du Oro”.

Not Favorite Team (Option #2): Costa Rica

Not only this Central American country is the resting place of his ex-wife, even this Monday Gisele Bündchen was photographed in this place with what is believed to be his new partner, Joaquim Valente, although he has not confirmed it, surely they were not the favorite photographs of the 45-year-old player.