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
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?
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.