​Mario Zagallo Treated in Hospital

Brazilian football legend Mario Zagallo, the first man to win the World Cup as a player and coach, has been hospitalized with a bladder infection a week after his 92nd birthday.

The Barra D’Oro Hospital in Rio de Janeiro said Zagallo was admitted to hospital on Tuesday (15/8) and his condition is now stable and can breathe without assistance.

However, it is not known when Zagallo will be able to leave the hospital. Zagallo was re-admitted to hospital a year after he spent nearly two weeks at the same hospital in a semi-ICU room because of a respiratory infection.

Zagallo played with Pele as Brazil won the World Cups in 1958 and 1962 and was noted for his solid attacking and defensive abilities. He then coached the Brazilian national team which won the 1970 World Cup. This Brazilian team is seen as the best team in history.

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