Despite the concern generated by Pele’s admission to the hospital the previous Tuesday, the considered best footballer of all time provided some reassurance to his followers, as he said that it is only a routine visit. And he did so in the middle of a tribute paid to him at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Why did Pele go to the hospital?
It was on Tuesday when it became known that Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” had entered a hospital in Sao Paulo, to reevaluate his treatment for cancer, and this Thursday the former player himself published a message on social networks in which he clarifies his situation.
“Friends, I am at the hospital making my monthly visit. It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thanks to Qatar for this tribute, and to everyone who sends me good vibes,” the 82-year-old Brazilian wrote on his Instagram account.
That tribute to which Pele refers is the well-wishes that appeared in Qatar, host of the World Cup. His image appeared projected on some towers of the imposing city in which it could be read “Get well soon”.
Tite and Brazil to dedicate game against Cameroon to Pele
Brazil’s national team will play its third World Cup match this Friday against Cameroon, a match that will be dedicated to Pele, said coach Tite.
“All of us want to wish good health to Pele, our greatest representative, the extraterrestrial who is terrestrial. Good health, our solidarity to everyone,” Tite said at the last conference before the match.
Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital, with a stable clinical condition, which was confirmed with a medical report.
“Edson Arantes do Nascimento was admitted yesterday (November 29) at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital for a re-evaluation of the chemotherapy treatment of the colon tumor identified in September 2021. After the medical evaluation, the patient was transferred to the common ward, without the need for admission to the semi-intensive care unit or ICU. The former player is in full control of his vital functions and is in stable clinical condition”
Fernando Hierro, “the biggest hater” of Iker Casillas on TikTok: “You’re ridiculous”
Iker Casillas posted a video on his TikTok account that he titled “I have the biggest hater of all…. Fernando Hierro”
Iker Casillas posted on TikTok a nice video next to Fernando Hierro in Qatar that has conquered the social networks, both were captains of the Spain national team in the past.
“What do you think of me on TikTok?” the legendary Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper asks his former teammate.
“You’re ridiculous… because you’re making a fool of yourself,” Hierro replied in a video that Casillas himself titled “I have the biggest hater of all…. Fernando Hierro.
After Fernando Hierro’s reply, the image of Iker Casillas fades to soft and black with the music of the song ‘Hello darkness, my old friend’ by ‘Simon and Garfunkel’.
“But why do you think I’m ridiculous?” insists Casillas.
“Because you’re an old man who wants to be all modern. No, you’re making a fool of yourself,” Fernando Hierro replied, slapping Casillas in the face.
“Is that really your criticism?”, Casillas replies.
“Yes, go back to being normal,” Hierro insists.
I’m going to be normal again,” Casillas jokingly replied in a video that has gone viral in a big way on social media.
Iker Casillas has more than 3.8 million followers on TikTok and his video of “I have the biggest hater of all…. Fernando Hierro” added more than 1.5 million views in less than 16 hours.
Weston McKennie’s sensational gesture with a young USMNT fan in Qatar
A young girl in the stands during the United States game against Iran had a request for McKennie.
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United States fans that traveled to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to watch the USMNT’s games live, surely had a blast during the match against Iran, in which the Stars and Stripes team managed to secure the win and their spot in the Round of 16.
But a young fan was also wishing to catch the attention of her idol, Weston McKennie, hoping that he could see the sign she held up in the stands.
“#8 McKennie please give me your shirt.”
Weston McKennie gave a young fan his game worn jersey
The USMNT’s communication team spotted the little girl in the stands and the Juventus midfielder greeted her after the match, gifting her his game worn jersey, after what both of them fused in a hug.
Weston McKennie had a good game and helped his team secure their spot in the knockout stage of the World Cup, alongside Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah his taken control of the midfield battles for the United States.
But despite his overall good performance, McKennie missed several opportunities to score prior to Christian Pulisic’s scoreboard opener, something that he’ll surely intend to change for the Netherlands matchup in the Round of 16.
Walker Zimmerman says the USMNT wants to win the World Cup: ‘We are not finished yet’
The United States will face the Netherlands this Saturday in the Round of 16 at Qatar 2022.
The United States Men’s National Team is the only CONCACAF nation to advance to the Round of 16, leaving them as the only ones in the region that’ll play in the knockout stage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The USMNT is back in this instance eight years later, since they didn’t qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter’s players managed to advance to the last 16 after drawing with England and Wales, while beating Iran by the minimal difference in their final group match.
Walker Zimmerman says the USMNT want to be World Cup champions
United States defender, Walker Zimmerman has said that he thinks that the USMNT isn’t finished yet, adding that the narrative continues as they’re still trying to accomplish their goal of winning the World Cup, something that he believes could inspire a new generation of players.
“I think if we’re able to do that, we’re going to inspire a lot of young players, a lot of young Americans to pick up the sport and, hopefully, make them proud.”
Gregg Berhalter knows that a new tournament starts on Saturday
USMNT’s coach, Gregg Berhalter knows that his team arrives as the underdog to their Round of 16 match against the Netherlands, but knows that’s unlikely to shake his team’s confidence, despite their rivals being better positioned of FIFA’s ranking.
Berhalter knows that advancing from the group stage is a huge accomplishment, but he assured to This Morning, that his team wants to keep going.
“We had two tournaments that we’re looking at: the group stage tournament and the knockout tournament. And now, we’re here in the knockouts, we just want to keep this thing rolling.”