Reaction to the death of Argentina soccer legend Maradona


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Al Fujairah v Khor Fakkan - UAE First Division - Fujairah stadium, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates - April 27, 2018 - Al Fujairah's manager Diego Maradona of Argentina reacts during the match. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo

(Reuters) - Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer said. Following are reactions to his death:

ITALIAN SOCCER CLUB NAPOLI, MARADONA'S FORMER CLUB

A "devastating blow" for both city and club.

RETIRED BRAZILIAN SOCCER STAR PELÉ

"Certainly, one day we'll kick a ball together in the sky above."

FORMER ENGLAND STRIKER GARY LINEKER, ON TWITTER

"By some distance the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time. After a blessed but troubled life, hopefully he'll finally find some comfort in the hands of God. #RipDiego"

(Editing by Catherine Evans)

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