Brazilian legend Pele is to be moved out of intensive care in the next day or two after having surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.
The 80-year-old is being treated at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento said her father was “doing well” and “is not in pain” in a post on Instagram.
The three-time World Cup winner has been having treatment at the hospital since 31 August after the tumour was detected in routine tests.
“He is strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant team at Einstein and all of the love, energy and light that the world is sending, he will get through this,” Nascimento added.