'I have lost a dear friend' - Soccer world reacts to the death of Diego Maradona
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'I have lost a dear friend' - Soccer world reacts to the death of Diego Maradona

The football world is mourning following the death of Diego Armando Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday evening. 

The Argentine, considered the best ever, died aged 60, just two weeks after leaving hospital following a head surgery. 

The soccer world is struggling to come to terms with the loss, with players, former teammates, and clubs sending their condolences. 

Here are some of the messages;

Pele on losing a dear friend;

"What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together in the sky."

Cristiano Ronaldo 

Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten."

Harry Kane

Usain Bolt

Football clubs

Argentina Federation

Napoli, where he gained legendary status were among the first to send their condolences message. 

Barcelona

Manchester United

Villarreal

Liverpool

PSV

PSG

Go well Maradona. 

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