Pelé (left) and Diego Maradona
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Diego Maradona died at the age of 60.
The news of his death causes consternation worldwide.
Many athletes express their condolences.
"A big shock for all of us," wrote England team's record goalscorer, Gary Lineker, on Twitter.
"After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he will finally find some comfort in the hands of God."
Lothar Matthäus also spoke briefly: "My friend," wrote the world champion.
Maradona came to Munich in 2000 for Matthäus' farewell game.
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The 80-year-old Pelé offered condolences to Maradona's family.
“What sad news.
I've lost a great friend and the world is a legend.
There is still much to be said, but for the moment may God give strength to the loved ones.
One day, I hope, we can play together in heaven. «Pelé won three world championships with Brazil, Maradona led Argentina to the 1986 world championship as captain.
He leaves too early but leaves a legacy
The news of Diego Maradona's death quickly spread in the football world and so fans, players and clubs mourned the Argentine.
Iker Casillas, goalkeeper and soccer world champion in 2010, wrote: »A sad day for soccer.
Maradona died. "
The Argentine Football Association expressed its sorrow through its President Claudio Tapia: "You will always be in our hearts."
Cristiano Ronaldo also commented on Maradona's death on Twitter: “Today I'm saying goodbye to a friend and the world is saying goodbye to an eternal genius.
One of the best ever.
An unparalleled magician.
It leaves too early but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled.
Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten. "
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