Previous
Mainz
Bayern Munich
1
3
FT
Game Details
Napoli
Internazionale
3
0
FT
Game Details
Caen
Dijon FCO
3
3
FT
Game Details
Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United
2
1
FT
Game Details
SC Heracles Almelo
NEC Nijmegen
2
0
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Chelsea
12:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Barcelona
Real Madrid
3:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
PeruPeru
BrazilBrazil
0
2
FT
Game Details
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Pele calls for repeat of 1962 heroics

Pele is hopeful Brazil can go on and win the World Cup without the injured Neymar -- just as they went on to win the competition after he picked up an injury in 1962.

Neymar has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament, having sustained a fractured vertebra in Friday's quarterfinal defeat of Colombia following a collision with Juan Camilo Zuniga.

Pele was a member of the Selecao squad that won the World Cup in 1962 in Chile, although he also picked up an injury that meant he missed out on the latter stages of the competition.

But while he is disappointed for the Barcelona player, the Brazil legend wants the national side to take inspiration from what happened 52 years ago.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.