Brazilian legend Pele could be out of World Cup

International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 11/04/2018

Brazilian legend Pele could be out of World Cup in Russia in the summer due to lingering health issues

The 77-year-old recently suffered a back injury that kept him from presenting the Campeonato Carioca trophy to Botafogo on Monday, despite being the ambassador for the competition. 

According to Goal claiming that the persisting health concerns of former Santos and New York Cosmos striker are likely not to allow three-time World Cup winner from travelling to Russia this June. 

Pele has had health issues since 2012 when he underwent surgery to correct the symptoms of osteoarthritis which ended up causing more complications.

That, coupled with the most recent back trouble, now look likely to keep the legendary forward from making the trip this summer. 

With a report that Pele is not set to travel, he will still be involved in the World Cup, has signed on to comment on the tournament for Brazilian television. 

Pele won three World Cups with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970, scoring 77 goals from 92 appearances for the Selecao