Fred is not fit: PeléFred has looked off the pace in the World Cup group games
The former Santos star told GloboEsporte.com that Brazil are short of a solution in the final third.
Pelé said: "We are hoping Neymar [is the answer], but you cannot play alone. It's a lot of responsibility. Fred unfortunately had an injury while preparing for the World Cup. Physically it seems that he is not very well.
"We do not have a forward like Romario and Ronaldo, they were very fast and we could expect a result from them."