Pele misses Brazil kick-off in traffic

Friday, June 20, 2014
Pele missed the first half of Brazil's 2014 World Cup Group A game against Mexico as he was stuck in traffic.

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Luckily the three-time World Cup winner did not miss any goals as the Selecao were held to a goalless draw.

Pele told Globo TV: "For the first time I had to listen to the first half of a Brazil game inside a car, we were stuck in traffic."

Transportation authorities in Sao Paulo reported that 302 km of roads and highways suffered from traffic backlogs in the city as scores of residents attempted to make it home in time for the game.

The all-time high occurred on May 23 when 344 km of road suffered traffic jams.

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