Friday 19 April, 2019

Pele on the mend - I'm ready to play again!

Brazil great Pele.

Brazil great Pele.

Pele is feeling "much better" following treatment for a urinary tract infection in a French hospital.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that the 78-year-old had been given a course of antibiotics after falling ill.

Pele was in Paris to attend a sponsor event with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

A tweet posted on the three-time World Cup winner's Twitter account read:  "Thank you for all your love! The anti-biotics are working and the tests are all [check emoji]."

Pele is widely considered one of the greatest players in football history and joked his treatment had worked so well he felt ready to grace the field once again.

"I feel so much better, I think I'm ready to play again!" he added.

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