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Pele statue unveiled to mark 50th anniversary of World Cup triumph

Pele was not present at the unveiling but sent his approval of the statue.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) unveiled a statue of Pele at its headquarters on Thursday, the first of a series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the team's third World Cup triumph.

Pele, who will be 80 in October and finds it difficult to walk, was not present at the ceremony in the CBF's museum but had been given a preview of the statue which he declared "perfect."

Jairzinho, Clodoaldo and Brito were among members of the 1970 team present at the ceremony along with...

Brazil legend Pele dismisses talk of depression: 'I am good'

Former Brazil striker Pele dismissed talk he is depressed and reclusive on Thursday and assured fans he is doing well and maintaining a busy schedule.

Pele's son Edinho told Brazilan outlet Globo in an interview published on Monday that the three-times World Cup winner was depressed and reluctant to leave his house because he cannot get around properly due to hip problems.

"I am good," said Pele, who will be 80 in October. "I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best way possible but...

Pele depressed, won't leave house over health issues - son

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Pele has been suffering following problems with his hip.

Brazil legend Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday.

Pele, widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history and the only player to win three World Cups, spent most of his career with Brazilian team Santos before moving to New York Cosmos in the 1970s.

He will be 80 in October and has had hip trouble for years, which led to him now needing a frame to...

Argentina win pre-Olympic tournament but Brazil may be South America's best hope in Tokyo

Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaka joined an amateur six-a-side game in Hoxton, London.

The only gold medals that Uruguay has accumulated in Olympic history came from men's football, all the way back in 1924 and 1928. For a while they could dream of ending the drought in Tokyo this year.

After miraculous qualification for the decisive second round of the South American Under-23 Championships, they closed their campaign with an emphatic 3-1 win over tournament hosts Colombia.

Uruguay's fate lay in the hands of Argentina, who had already booked a place and did not even have to retain...

Brazil legend Kaka turns up in London to play 6-a-side

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