Football legend Pelé is hopeful for the future after the operation when a tumor was removed from the colon.

The 80-year-old Brazilian writes on Instagram, from his room in the hospital, that he continues to live a happy life.

"I have big plans to play 90 minutes with extra time," he writes.

The tumor was discovered during a routine examination some time ago and Pelé underwent surgery last week.

On Tuesday, he had to leave the intensive care unit.

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Tough CL draw for BK Häcken.

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