Pele uses walker at World Economic Forum event

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pele has appeared at a World Economic Forum event in Sao Paulo using a walker.

The 77-year-old Brazil great, a three-time World Cup champion who has had hip problems in recent years, was scheduled to talk to a group of 750 selected guests about his career later Wednesday.

In January, Pele appeared with a walker for the first time at an event in Rio de Janeiro. Later, he skipped an award ceremony in England so he could rest at home.

Spokesman Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press that Pele is still planning to attend this year's World Cup in Russia.

Fornos also said Pele has reduced his schedule to do more physiotherapy.