Former Brazilian football star Socrates is stable

Hospital officials say former Brazil captain Socrates is in

stable condition six days after being treated for a stomach


The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement on

Wednesday that Socrates has made ”positive” progress.

Socrates was hospitalized late last week.

The hospital has said the hemorrhage was brought about by high

blood pressure in the vein that carries blood from the digestive

system to the liver.

The 57-year-old Socrates captained the national squad in the

1982 and 1986 Word Cups.