Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after undergoing hip surgery

Pele: Released from hospital after undergoing hip surgery

Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after undergoing hip surgery.

The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to hospital earlier this week to undergo surgery on his hip problem.

The 72-year-old thanked all the people for their support after it was revealed he required surgery.

"I couldn't imagine the Brazilian people would worry that much about me. Thank God I'm well now," Pele told Globo Esporte

"I thank all those that prayed for me and I'd like to say that I'll get ready for the World Cup."