India won a record-extending eighth SAFF Championship title but for a nation seeking to relive its glory days and re-establish itself on the big stage, a triumph in a regional tournament is not something it would like to contend with.
Pele, 81, was hospitalized at the start of December for sessions of chemotherapy. He was also previously hospitalized for almost a month after having surgery to remove the tumor.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, was brought to the Albert Einstein hospital this week for chemotherapy sessions to treat the tumor found during routine exams at the end of August.
Pele removed a tumor from his colon on September 4 and spent days in intensive care after the surgery. Regarded as the greatest football player ever, he won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups.
Sunil Chhetri goal helped India beat Nepal 1-0 and saved the seven-time champions from elimination in the 2021 SAFF Championship.
Captain Sunil Chhetri scored his 77th international goal as seven-time champions India survived the Nepalese test in the 2021 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship.
The 80-year-old Pele underwent tumor surgery from his colon on September 4 and spent days in the Intensive Care Unit.
The 80-year-old Pele removed a tumor from his colon on September 4 and spent days in intensive care after the surgery.
She however did not comment on local media reports saying the 80-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento is back in intensive care.
The 80-year-old Brazilian legend was in good clinical condition and will remain in his room at Albert Einstein Hospital until full recovery.
Hospital authorities said Pele is ‘awake', actively talking and keeping his vital signs in normality
The 34-year-old netted all the goals at Argentina's 3-0 win against Bolivia in the FIFA World Cup qualifying, and now has 79 for the national team
Pele, the only male player to win three World Cups, has had mobility problems since a failed hip replacement surgery in 2012
It was his 76th goal in his 149th match for Argentina, one short of Pelé's record as top goal scorer of a South American national team.
India need a draw against Afghanistan to secure a place in the third round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. The Blue Tigers are already out of contention to progress further in the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign
Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Pele's goalscoring record thanks to his hat-trick for Juventus on Sunday, and hailed the Brazil icon
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