Brazil’s players held a banner supporting Pele during their victory over South Korea in 16th of the World Cup.
The banner was unfurled by the squad and only one word: ‘Pele! In the aftermath of their 4-1 victory, the squad unfurled the banner.
had previously sent a message ahead of the match to his compatriots.
Three-time World Cup winner, he stated on social media that he would be viewing the game from Sao Paulo’s hospital where he was admitted last Wednesday.
When Brazilian news outlets reported that the 82-year old had been transferred to palliative care, there were serious concerns about his health.
A doctor update on his colon cancer treatment was followed by a message from the legend’s Instagram account that was “strong”, which called for calm.
Pele, ahead of Monday’s game at Stadium 974, recalled his 1958 World Cup debut.
On Twitter, he wrote: “In 1958 I walked on the streets thinking about fulfilling my promise to my father.
“I am aware that many people have made similar promises today and are also looking for their first World Cup.
“I’ll be watching from the hospital, and I’ll root for each of you. Best of luck!