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Pele hospitalised with exhaustion, cancels London trip

London - Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Football great Pele saddened by Brazil's political woes

Madrid - Brazilian football legend Pele has said he is very saddened by the political turmoil in his country and expressed the hope there will be a "big government" in place in time for the Rio Olympic Games in August.

World's first Pele shrine shines in war-torn Ukraine

Lugansk - In the heart of an eastern Ukrainian city shaken by echoes of guns stands the world's first shrine to football legend Pele that miraculously survived nearly two years of war.

Pele taken off dialysis, hospital says

Liberdade - Brazil legend Pele was taken off intensive kidney treatment on Sunday and his condition was improving, said the Sao Paulo hospital that is treating him.

Pele says he's 'doing fine' in hospital

Liberdade - Brazil football legend Pele, who has been hospitalized for three days suffering from a urinary infection, reached out to his fans via social media Thursday to say he's "doing fine.

Pele condition 'improves', says hospital

Liberdade - The health of Brazil football legend Pele "improved" Thursday but he remained in a special care unit at the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been admitted three days ago suffering from a urinary infection.

Lionel Messi's legacy remains intact despite World Cup loss

Social media went haywire when Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben.

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

Rio De Janeiro - Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend's own hair, local media reported.

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

Rio De Janeiro - Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend's own hair, local media reported.

Pele tells AFP the pressure is on Neymar at the World Cup

Paris - The pressure will be on new hero Neymar to end Brazil's fear of failing on home territory at this year's World Cup, according to the country's all-time great Pele.Pele told AFP in an interview that the World Cup is a major opportunity for Brazil despit...

Pele tells AFP the pressure is on Neymar at the World Cup

Paris - The pressure will be on new hero Neymar to end Brazil's fear of failing on home territory at this year's World Cup, according to the country's all-time great Pele.Pele told AFP in an interview that the World Cup is a major opportunity for Brazil despit...

Pele given honorary Ballon d'Or

Z - Brazilian great Pele was finally awarded a Ballon d'Or in Zurich on Monday, despite retiring in 1977, co-organisers France Football announced.

Soccer: Eric Cantona set for Old Trafford return

It has been announced that Eric Cantona will return to Old Trafford for Paul Scholes’ testimonial in early August, where he will coach New York Cosmos.

Pele Says American Fans Misled About David Beckham

David Beckham, one of the world's best soccer players, was introduced to America over the summer amidst great fanfare. He was advertised as a goal scorer and former soccer great Pele says that was a mistake, for it misled American soccer fans.

In Brazil, Pele is God

With the Pan Am Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, the sporting spotlight is shining on Brazil these days. Here's a story about Brazilian soccer legend Pele, and the esteem in which he is held in his native country.
 

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Fountaining of lava from fissure 8 have been spewing volcanic glass  also known as Pele s hair.
Fountaining of lava from fissure 8 have been spewing volcanic glass, also known as Pele's hair.
USGS
Assorted shapes of Pele s tears collected a few kilometers downwind from Mauna Ulu from along the Hi...
Assorted shapes of Pele's tears collected a few kilometers downwind from Mauna Ulu from along the Hilina Pali Road on Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i.
Jim D. Griggs, HVO (USGS) staff photographer
The  central crater of Kilauea  Halemaumau  is according to Hawaiian legends the home of the fire go...
The central crater of Kilauea, Halemaumau, is according to Hawaiian legends the home of the fire goddess Pele. This picture is of the crater in 2009.
Hawaii Volcano Observatory, USGS
Arthur Johnsen s painting of Pele
Arthur Johnsen's painting of Pele
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
The tradition of exchanging jerseys after football/soccer matches really took off after this exchang...
The tradition of exchanging jerseys after football/soccer matches really took off after this exchange between Bobby Moore of England and Pele of Brazil.
Photo courtesy FIFA

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