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Maradona wishes Pele a speedy recovery

AFP  |  Mexico City 

Maradona wished his fellow living legend a recovery Wednesday, posting a picture on of the two football greats in 1979.

"This picture is 40 years old today. It was taken in Rio de Janeiro, when we met each other in person. How young we were.... I wish you a very recovery, @Pele," said the Argentine great, currently the of Mexican second-division

The picture shows an 18-year-old Maradona, his face aglow, watching Pele, then 38, play the guitar.

The two players are often cited as rivals for the title of greatest of all time, fueling the larger and never-ending rivalry between and

Pele, now 78, returned to his native Tuesday after being hospitalized six days in for a Exiting the airport in a wheelchair, he was taken to a hospital in Sao Paulo, where he was placed under observation.

Pele, the only to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), has suffered from increasingly fragile health in recent years.

In 2014, he was hospitalized in intensive care for another urinary tract infection, for which he had to undergo

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 22:25 IST