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Brazilian soccer great Pelé responding well to treatment after hospitalization

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 15:  Brazilian soccer legend Pele speaks to customers in the Apple store on May 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pele and film director Anibal Neto spoke with customers about 'Pele Eterno', a documentary about Pele's life. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 12.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 15: Brazilian soccer legend Pele speaks to customers in the Apple store on May 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pele and film director Anibal Neto spoke with customers about 'Pele Eterno', a documentary about Pele's life. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 12. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pelé isn't showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week.

The Albert Einstein hospital says the 74-year-old Pelé is improving, but remains in an intensive care unit and is undergoing kidney treatment.

The hospital's statement Saturday said there has been "no change" in the antibiotic treatment being administered to the three-time World Cup champion and "all blood and urine cultures have returned negative."

The hospital said Pelé, who only has one kidney, is "lucid, talking and stable" in terms of blood pressure and the respiratory system.

Regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, Pelé underwent surgery to remove kidney stones on Nov. 13. He was hospitalized again on Monday after being diagnosed with the infection.

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