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Brazil football legend, Pelé, hospitalised over urinary tract infection

Brazil football great, Pelé would stay longer in hospital after a urinary tract infection was discovered while he was being treated for a tumor six months ago.

Brazilian outlet G1 reported the news late on Monday, citing the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo.

Pelé was hospitalised again on Feb. 13. The 81-year-old had a tumour removed from his colon at the beginning of September, which doctors discovered during a routine check-up.

Pele, also known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento was back in hospital for two weeks in December to continue treatment.

Pelé has had various health scares over recent years.

He is still the only man to win three World Cup titles (1958, 1962, 1970).

(dpa/NAN)

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