Exclusive - Pele Extended Interview Pt. 2

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International soccer superstar Pele recalls the promise he made to his father and remembers his World Cup wins. (4:15)

[ LAUGHTER ]SO IN 1950, BRAZIL HOSTS THE

WORLD CUP, YOU WERE ARE NOT ONTHE NATIONAL TEAM YET.

YOU ARE WHAT?

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

>> GOOD BUT THE NEW GENERATION,SOMEONE KNOW ABOUT BUT FOR THE

NEW GENERATION. WEUSED TO LOOK THE -- MY FATHER

DIDN'T PLAY BECAUSE THERE WAS AGOOD TEAM IN

BAURU AND IN THE WORLD CUP IN50, THEY SAY, OKAY, THE TEAM IS

GOING TO RELAX AND THEN GONNAINVITE MY FRIENDS, SOME FRIENDS,

SOME PLAYERS TO GO TO MY HOUSETO LISTEN TO -- AT THAT TIME WE

DIDN'T HAVE A TV.

[ LAUGHTER ]YEAH, I WAS EIGHT TO NINE YEARS

OLD.

>> Jon: WOW.

>> AND THEN I WAS PLAYING WITHMY FRIENDS THERE AND THE SON OF

THE OTHER PLAYERS.

AND EXERCISE BECAUSE WORLD CUPIN BRAZIL.

BRAZIL WAS THE BEST TEAMAT THAT TIME.

BUT IF YOU STAY FAR AWAY YOUDON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BECAUSE

YOU DON'T SEE IT ON TV.

THEN I COME, I SAW SILENCE.

CAME INSIDE OF MY HOUSE, MYFATHER AND THE OTHER PLAYERS WAS

SO SAD AND MY FATHER WAS CRYING.

FIRST TIME I SAW MY FATHERCRYING.

I SAID WHY YOU CRY?

BECAUSE MY FATHER USED TO SAY,MEN DON'T CRY.

MACHO MEN.

WHY YOU CRY?

HE SAID BRAZIL LOST THE WORLDCUP.

I WAS SO DEPRESSED, I SAID IGONNA WIN ONE WORLD CUP FOR YOU,

DON'T WORRY.

>> Jon: HERE IS MY HOPE FORTHE WORLD CUP.

YOU KNOW I LOVE THE UNITEDSTATES SOCCER TEAM BUT WE'RE IN

THE GROUP OF DEATH. IF WE GETOUT OF THE QUARTERS, I CAN'TEVEN

WE ARE WITH GHANA,PORTUGAL, WE'RE WITH GERMANY.

IT WILL BE NICE.

THEY'LL HAVE A GOOD TRIP. BRAZILIN THE FINAL AGAINST - WHO

DID THEY LOSE TO AGAINSTIN 1950 - URUGUAY.

SO THEY GO AGAINST URUGUAY INTHE FINAL. IT'S REVENGE FOR

1950. AND WHO SCORES THE WINNINGGOAL? THE HAND OF PELE.

>> YOU CAN SAY THE HAND OF GOD.

LISTEN, JUST TAKE ONE TIME.

>> Jon: SURE, SURE.

>> AS WE TALK ABOUT THE WORLDCUP.

>> Jon: YES, YES.

>> I PLAY FOR A WORLD CUP.

FIRST ONE I WAS 17 YEARS OLD INSWEDEN.

FORTUNATELY BRAZIL WON THETOURNAMENT.

>> Jon: YOU WERE VOTED SECONDBEST PLAYER IN THE ENTIRE

TOURNAMENT. BEST YOUNG PLAYER.

>> THEN THE SECOND ONE BRAZILWON IN CHILE.

BUT I GOT INJURED. I DIDN'TPLAY THE FINAL.

>> Jon: NO, I KNOW.

>> AND THEN, BUT BRAZIL WASCHAMPION, PERFECT.

THEN IN ENGLAND 1966 BRAZILPLAYED THREE WORLD CUPS CAME IN

WITH A BIG TEAM AND LOST THEWORLD CUP, AND I GOT INJURY.

AT THAT TIME.

>> Jon: THEY REALLY KICKED YOUIN THAT ONE.

THEY WERE VICIOUS TO YOU.

I WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT ONE.

[LAUGHTER]>> AND THEN THAT SUPPOSE -- I

WAS DEPRESSED.

I SAID THIS WILL BE MY LASTWORLD CUP.

BUT THEN 70, I WAS IN GOODSHAPE.

I WAS IN SANTOS I SAID OKAY I'MGONNA PLAY.

GOD GAVE TO ME THE WORLD CUP.

THEN I BRING SOMETHING FROM70 FOR YOU.

>> Jon: YOU GOTTA BE KIDDINGME.

OH, FOR GOD SAKES -- NO!

AHHHH!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]OH!

MY FRIEND!

GOD BLESS.

THANK YOU, MY FRIEND, SO MUCH.

SO LOVELY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHY SOCCERMATTERS.

IT'S ON THE BOOKSHELVES NOW.

THE GREAT PELE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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