Pele Pens Song for Brazil World Cup Campaign

Pele - a three-time World Cup - says football is in Brazil's veins and he hopes his song will further motivate players to perform in this year's FIFA World Cup.

updated: May 20, 2014 12:48 IST
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Brasilia: Football legend Pele has written a song to cheer on his native Brazil in the World Cup as it prepares to host the June 12-July 13 tournament.

"It's given me so much happiness, it's made me cry, football is in our nation's veins," goes the opening verse, which Pele sang to journalists from newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.

The three-time World Cup winner said "there needed to be a Brazilian song" after the release of the official tournament song by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez and another Cup theme song by Ricky Martin.

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