Recovering from surgery, Pele receives Sepp Blatter

Updated: 01 December 2012 09:05 IST

FIFA President Sepp Blatter took some time off preparations for the Confederations Cup draw to visit football great Pele, who is recovering from hip surgery in Sao Paulo.

Recovering from surgery, Pele receives Sepp Blatter
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Sao Paulo:

FIFA President Sepp Blatter took some time off preparations for the Confederations Cup draw to visit football great Pele, who is recovering from hip surgery in Sao Paulo.

Blatter visited Pele at the former player's home on Friday, saying "it is always very special to meet Pele the king and discuss football with him."

Blatter said he also updated Pele on Brazil's preparations for the Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.

A 2014 World Cup ambassador, Pele will miss Saturday's draw for the Confederations Cup because of the surgery successfully underwent about two weeks ago in Sao Paulo.

Pele said his "heart will be at the draw."

Topics : Football Brazil England Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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