Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2019

Pele leaves hospital in France

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele is seen in Paris
FILE PHOTO: Brazilian soccer legend Pele is seen in Paris, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

April 9, 2019

By Mitch Phillips

PARIS (Reuters) – Brazilian soccer legend Pele was discharged from a French hospital on Monday after recovering from a urinary infection, media in France reported.

Pele, 78, was admitted to the hospital in Paris last Wednesday with a fever after attending an event in the city with French World Cup-winner Kylian Mbappe.

Pele, considered by many as the game’s finest player and the winner of three World Cups, was treated with antibiotics and said on Friday he was feeling much better.

There was no immediate confirmation of the discharge from Pele’s press office in Brazil.

(This story has been refilled to add dropped letter to Mbappe spelling in second paragraph)

(Reporting by Jean-Stéphane Brosse in Paris; Writing by Marcelo Teixeira in Sao Paulo; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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