Croatia face Japan to find quarters, Brazil favorite against Korea

9:11 am: The shadow of Pelé hangs over Brazil-South Korea

As the round of 16 looms between Seleçao and South Korea (8 p.m.), Brazil holds its breath over the state of health of Pelé, winner of three World Cups with the Auriverde.

Two daughters of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) legend, hospitalized since Tuesdayposted Sunday that his state of health would be no « risk » and were optimistic about his return home. Pelé « It’s bad, it’s old, it’s time right now he’s hospitalized for a lung infection. And when he’s better, he’ll come home, « said his daughter Kely Nascimento, in an interview with the Brazilian channel Globo.

This lung infection provided from a Covid-19 contamination contracted three weeks ago. But « It’s not going to be in an intensive care unit, it’s in a normal room. He’s not at risk, he’s in treatment, » added his sister Flavia Arantes.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday for a reassessment of his treatment for cervical cancer. His respiratory infection is « treated with antibiotics », available as specified medications. The hospital said on Saturday that his condition was « stable » and that he was responding well to the treatment given to him to combat his respiratory infection.

9: Hello everyone

hello to all, and welcome to our live offered at 16e day of this World Cup in Qatar. When the last day continues with the match between Japan and Croatia (4 p.m.), the duel between Brazil and South Korea.

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Alan MANNESSIER