Brazil legend Pele to visit Russia for 2018 World Cup

The retired football player says he admires Russia’s football, so he plans to personally attend this World Cup

Baku. 21 October. REPORT.AZ/ Brazilian football legend Pele has told TASS he plans to arrive in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Report informs referring to the Russian TASS.

"I admire Russia’s football since the time of great goalkeeper Lev Yashin, so I plan to personally attend this World Cup. I hope that Brazil’s team will show good football there," the retired football player said in an interview with TASS.

Pele also positively assessed the training level of the Russian team. "Although Russia has not won international championships, Russia’s football is at the same level with the strongest European teams," he said.

Pele, 74, who is considered as the greatest player of all time, scored a total of 77 goals in 92 games for Brazil’s team between 1957 and 1971. He won the World Cup three times — in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

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