Neymar leads the honor of Pele after last 16 victory

Neymar Jr led the Brazilian team mates to pay tribute to football legend Pele who is currently in hospital in Rio.

Fans started it all when they held up a banner honoring Pelé, and then the Brazilian national team did the same after the game against South Korea.

Fans in the stands behind one of the goals opened a large banner with an image of the Brazilian soccer legend.

After the victory, the Brazilian national team stood on the pitch holding a Pelé banner of their own.

The 82-year-old Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals, has been in the hospital since Tuesday .

Pelé has also been undergoing chemotherapy after having a colon tumor removed in September 2021.

There have been conflicting reports about the severity of Pelé’s condition, with his daughter insisting that the father is not in palliative care.

In the game , Neymar scored his goal number 76 to go just one behind the legend Pele who has 77.

Brazil will face Croatia in one of the quarter final of the FIFA World cup in Qatar.

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