Football: Pele hospitalised with stomach ailment

Brazilian legend Pele was taken to hospital Wednesday with a stomach ailment, missing an event at the museum honouring his career in the southeastern city of Santos, Brazilian media reported.

Sao Paulo: Brazilian legend Pele was taken to hospital Wednesday with a stomach ailment, missing an event at the museum honouring his career in the southeastern city of Santos, Brazilian media reported.

The 74-year-old was hospitalised at Sao Paulo`s Albert Einstein facility as a precaution, Globo`s web news portal reported. Other media reported quoted a spokesman as saying he was not believed to be seriously ill.

Santos prefecture indicated Pele had been unable to attend a book launch "for health reasons" and that the event would be rescheduled.

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