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Pelé Promises His Father A World Cup Victory

Pelé, a retired Brazilian footballer, is generally believed to be the greatest to have ever played the game. In this video, Pelé talks about the upcoming World Cup in Brazil in the summer of 2014, as well as memories of past World Cups. Pelé learned about the importance of the World Cup at a young age. He recalls watching his father crying when he was 9 or 10 years old. When Pelé asked his father what was wrong, his father responded: “Brazil lost the World Cup.” In response, Pelé recalls: “I don’t know what to say to him. I say ‘No don’t worry. Don’t cry. I’m gonna win one World Cup for you.’ Then this was 8 years later, I was 17, I was in Sweden and Brazil won the World Cup.” In Sweden in 1958, Pelé played in four matches and scored six goals. He later went on to lead Brazil to World Cup victories in 1962 and 1970.

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