As reported by La Nacion in Argentina, CONMEBOL, the South American football confederation, have suggested that Brazil change three of the five stars above the national team’s badge to hearts as a sign of respect for Brazil legend Pelé.
CONMEBOL president, Alejandro Domínguez, a Paraguayan official, has suggested that Brazil make the change to signify Pelé’s involvement in the nation’s trio of World Cup wins in 1958, 1962 and 1970. Pelé was omitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, due to a lung infection, on November 29th but, after fears the 82-year-old’s life might be in danger, he is now responding to treatment according to specialists.
Domínguez stated: “As CONMEBOL we propose to the CBF, so that Pelé always lives on in the hearts of all of us who love football, that Brazil swap three of their stars for three hearts. So that everyone knows, although he was not the only architect of those three World Championships because football is a team sport, that he gave birth to ‘Jogo Bonito’”.