World Mourns As Football's Greatest, Diego Maradona, Bids Adieu Forever

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World Mourns As Football's Greatest Diego Maradona
Despite what humanity has faced in 2020, the whole world went into mourning after the news of the sudden death of one of the greatest football players of all time - Diego Maradona. The Argentine legend died after a heart attack at the age of 60.

Tributes have been pouring in from all quarters, not just from the football world, for the man who became famous for his 'Hand of God' goal against England in the quarter-finals match of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Here is how the world reacted:

Fans of Italian football club Napoli descended on streets in large numbers to pay tribute to their greatest player ever, who got them their 2 Serie A titles.

Leo Messi, widely considered as the best active player in the world alongside Ronaldo, said that this was a “very sad day for all Argentines and football”. “He has left us but he will never leave us because Diego is eternal. I will keep all the beautiful moments that I lived with him and would like to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.”


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“Sad news today. I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend,” Brazilian football legend Pele wrote on Instagram. “There 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.”



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Calling Maradona an “unparalleled magician”, Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram said “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best of our times. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too early but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.”

"Diego made football even more beautiful. You will be sorely missed and may you entertain and enthral heaven as you did this world. RIP...." wrote Bollywood superstar, Shahrukh Khan.  

In Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan has declared a two-day mourning in the sports sector as a mark of respect to the late Argentine. Maradona enjoyed a crazy fan-following in the coastal Indian state and even visited Kerala in 2012.

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