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Brazilian football great Pele remains in intensive care but his condition has improved say doctors after he was hospitalised for kidney treatment

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  • The former footballer was admitted to intensive care last week 
  • Diagnosed with a urinary tract infection following kidney operation 
  • Doctors at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo said he is ‘lucid’ 
  • The 74-year-old’s son said he was ‘upbeat’ and would soon be released 

Pele remains in intensive care after undergoing an operation on his kidney but his condition has improved, say doctors treating the football legend.

The 74-year-old has stopped dialysis in the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo and is now ‘lucid and stable’, according to medics.

The former footballer was hospitalised on Monday after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection following a surgery to remove kidney stones earlier this month.

Last week the hospital sparked concern for the athlete’s health after revealing he had been admitted to an intensive care unit.

But he has since said to have shown good signs of recovery and is responding well to antibiotics.

Yesterday, his son Edinho said his father was ‘very upbeat’ and that he expected to be released from hospital by the end of next week.

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