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Pele sorry for delay in hailing Messi

Pele sorry for delay in hailing Messi

Pele on Saturday praised “outstanding” Lionel Messi for breaking his record as the top goal scorer in a South American national team but apologised for the delay in offering his

congratulations, reports AFP. Messi’s hat-trick in a World Cup qualifier for Argentina against Bolivia on September 9 came just four days after Brazilian legend Pele had undergone

surgery for a suspected colon tumour. “Hi @leomessi, sorry if I’m late. However, I didn’t want to pass up the chance to congratulate you for another record broken earlier this month,” Pele wrote on Instagram. “Your talent when playing soccer is outstanding! I hope you achieve even more, alongside my friends @k.mbappe and @neymarjr (at PSG).” Messi

surpassed Pele’s record of 77 international goals and now boasts 79 in his career.