Soccer-Pele asks Brazilians not to boo national team (Reuters)

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, June 11 (Reuters) – Soccer great Pele appealed to Brazil’s notoriously fickle fans on Tuesday to get behind their team during the upcoming Confederations Cup. The only player to win the World Cup three times was dismayed by recent games in which home fans barracked Brazil’s players and their manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. “This is a team that is under construction, this is a 15-day tournament, so let’s not boo them,” Pele said to applause at a promotional event in Sao Paulo. …

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