Pelé recovering in hospital after operation to remove tumour

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Brazil football great Pelé said on Monday that he was recovering in hospital from surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.

Pelé, the only player to win three World Cups, did not say whether the tumour was malignant but the 80-year-old former Santos and New York Cosmos player said he was feeling good.

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