Medical sources reported Thursday that former Brazilian technician Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo, who has been hospitalized since July 26 due to a respiratory infection, has a “good response to treatment” and is expected to be discharged within 48 hours.
Zagallo, who will turn 91 next week, has been admitted to a “semi-intensive care unit” at Barra d’Or Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection and ruling out Covid-19.
In its latest bulletin, the medical team noted that the award-winning former coach was a “good development” with “clinical and laboratory evidence of a good response to treatment.”
The previously unborn attacker is “clear” and “breathing spontaneously without supplemental oxygen,” with “accompanied through respiratory and locomotor physiotherapy and has a hospital discharge schedule in the next 48 hours.”
Zagallo, nicknamed “the old wolf”, is one of the most important coaches in Brazilian football history, being a four-time world champion with Canarinha – two as a player, once as coach and once as coordinator – a world record.
Born on August 9, 1931 in the state of Alagoas, he worked as a striker during his time as a player, defending Flamengo and Botafogo and winning the World Cup in Sweden 1958 and Chile 1962 with Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele. , who moved the encouragement recently.
Already as a coach, Zagallo won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico and as the United States’ technical coordinator in 1994, being the only one to win four world titles in football history.
Also, he only reached the finals of the World Cup five times in seven matches.
They barely lost to the hosts in the 1998 World Cup final in France, the year he worked as coach for a team led by Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos.
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