Pele releases a song of hope ahead of the Rio Olympics

The 75-year-old sings with a children's choir in the song

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The Olympics Games will not be starting for another month, but Pele is already getting in the mood.

The 75-year-old former footballer has released a song ahead of the event called "Esperanca", which simply translates as "Hope".

According to AFP; "the words of the catchy tune, on which Pele is accompanied by a children's chorus, promise a "Brazilian festival" that will "make the world happy, with joy and emotion."

Married for the third time last week, Pele will be expected to play a key ambassadorial role throughout the Olympic Games next month. 

He has previously released an album in 2006, to accompany his biopic "Pele: Birth of a Legend" called "Pele Ginga"