Brazilian football legend, Pele, 77, A�has been rushed to hospital after he collapsed with a�?severe exhaustiona��, forcing the former Santos star to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend.

The Football Writers Association (FWA) was due to host a dinner in his honour at the Savoy hotel on Sunday but said the 77-year-old would not be able to make it to London.

a�?In the early hours of Thursday morning, Pele collapsed and was taken to hospital in Brazil where he has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion,a�� the FWA said in a statement.

a�?He remains on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully, there is no suggestion of anything more serious than exhaustion.a��

His last big international appearance was in Moscow in December for the 2018 World cup draw. He appeared in a wheelchair.

Pele whoa��s widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time won three World Cups with Brazil.

WorldSport Staff

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