Zagallo in hospital


RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Brazil player and coach Mario Zagallo remained hospitalised on Wednesday after being admitted a day earlier with abdominal pain and nausea, doctors said. 

Zagallo, 74, was taken to Hospital Samaritano in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night after suffering from severe stomach pain and vomiting, hospital spokeswoman Elisa Nunes said. 

Zagallo, who coached Brazil to the 1970 World Cup title, was expected to undergo a series of exams later Wednesday. 

A former all-star striker, Zagallo won the World Cup as a player in 1958 and 1962. 

He was a technical coordinator when Brazil won the 1994 World Cup in the US. He is an assistant to Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. – AP 

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