Medal won by Pelé in the 1962 World Cup is auctioned

LONDON.- The auction house Christie’s will auction next week in London the medal won by Pele in it 1962 World Cup in Chile, where Brazil was crowned world champion, announced Tuesday in a statement.

The auction will take place on Tuesday, July 2, and the British house estimated the price that the sale of the medal could reach between 200,000 and 300,000 pounds (between 253,000 and 380,000 dollars).

In addition to the medal, the auctioned lot will include a passport of the Brazilian legend during his youth, the statement said.

Considered one of the best footballers in history, Pelé passed away at the age of 82 in December 2022 in Sao Paulo.

After having become the youngest footballer to play in a World Cup in 1958 and winning it in Sweden at just 17 years old, the Brazilian star expanded his legend by adding a new world title to his record with Brazil’s victory in Chile 1962.

Pelé won his third World Cup in 1970 in Mexico where the Canarinha won overwhelmingly with a team considered one of the best in history.

Rally driver hospitalized:

The French rally legend, Sébastien Ogier, and his co-driver Vincent Landais were hospitalized after suffering a serious accident while reconnoitring a stretch of road for the Rally Poland, local police reported this Tuesday.

“The accident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. this morning (07:30 GMT),” a local police spokesman told AFP.

“Two cars were on the route planned for the rally. One of them carried the driver and co-driver who were taking part in the rally. The second car carried a 69-year-old driver and his 67-year-old passenger,” Tomasz Markowski said, without specifying the identity of the injured.

“All of them have been injured, in pain, so they were taken to a hospital by medical decision,” declared the spokesperson, adding that the police are investigating the causes of the accident.