Football has been suspended in Brazil since mid-March but President Jair Bolsonaro said that footballers would likely not fall very ill with COVID-19.
Bhaichung Bhutia is among 50 past and present football stars who featured in FIFA's #WeWillWin campaign -- a special video to pay tribute to healthcare workers and other professionals.
Pele's son Edinho had said his father is "pretty fragile in terms of his mobility... and that makes him suffer a kind of depression."
Pele is experiencing "a kind of depression" and barely leaves home anymore because health problems have left him unable to walk normally, his son said in an interview.
The jersey worn by Brazilian football legend Pele during his final match for the five-time world champions has sold for 30,000 euros (USD 33,000) in an action in Italy.
The revered Brazil striker Pele scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium in a match between his beloved Santos and local outfit Vasco de Gama.
The three-time World Cup winner was discharged late Monday from the private American hospital in the Paris suburbs.
Pele was admitted for treatment on Wednesday and his entourage had expressed hope he would be out within two days.
Pele said that in order to improve the sport in India, young players should spend three months in Brazil to work on their basics.
Teenage star Kylian Mbappe played down comparisons with Brazil legend Pele after stealing the show in a 4-3 victory for France that sent Argentina crashing out of the World Cup.
Pele may miss the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony due to ill health.
Pele helped inspire Brazil to wins in the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups.
Ronaldo on Thursday surpassed Brazilian great Pele's 77 international goals to move joint-fourth on the all-time list of most International goals.
One of seven children of three-time world champion Pele, Edinho was first detained in 2005 following a police swoop on a drug trafficking gang. He served six months in prison but was then released on parole
Pele had been asked to light the Olympic flame at Friday's opening ceremony. But hours before the event, the legenary footballer said his health was too fragile
Pele recently said that he he had been invited to light the flame by the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.
Pele and Marcia Cibele Aoki met in New York in the 1980s but only started seeing each other in 2010, when they crossed paths in an elevator in Sao Paulo