Pele stuck in jam, misses first half

Pele was one of many who missed the first half of Brazil's World Cup match against Mexico this morning (Singapore time), after being caught in traffic as fans rushed to get home before kick-off.

"For the first time, I had to listen to the first half of a Brazil game inside a car, we were stuck in traffic," the Brazilian legend said.

Pele at least missed no goals, with the tournament favourites being held to a 0-0 draw in Fortaleza.

Much of Brazil ground to a halt for the match, with the second-largest city Sao Paulo suffering near record traffic jams.

Sao Paulo transportation authorities said that at its peak, 302km of roads and highways were backed up in the city. - Reuters.

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