I hope we play again ‘in the sky’ – Pele mourns Maradona

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Pele had wished Maradona well on his birthday on October 30, writing, โ€œMay your journey be long and may you always smile, and make me smile, too!โ€

Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would โ€œplay together in the skyโ€ one day.

โ€œSad news today. I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend,โ€ Pele wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of Maradona hoisting the World Cup trophy in 1986.

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โ€œThere is much more to say, but for now may God give his family strength. One day, I hope, we will play soccer together in the sky.โ€

Pele and Maradona, who often vie for the title of best footballer in history, had just celebrated milestone birthdays last month: 80 and 60, respectively.

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Maradona had likewise congratulated Pele on his 80th a week before, joining in what he called โ€œthe universal tribute to the King.โ€

The Brazilian and Argentine were jointly named best player of the 20th century by FIFA in 2000.

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