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Brazilian football fans at Olympic stadium poke fun at eternal rivals Argentina

FOOTBALL By AFP | August 8th 2016
TOPSHOTS An Argentinian fan holds a replica of the world cup trophy before the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Brazilian football fans at the Olympic stadium took the chance to poke fun at eternal rivals Argentina, evoking their age-old debate over who's the best player, Pele or Maradona.

A chant of "Pele scored more than 1,000 goals... Maradona just snorted cocaine," rang around the stadium as supporters entertained themselves during Portugal's 2-1 win over Honduras.

Three-time World Cup winner Pele had been the favourite to light the Olympic flame at Friday's opening ceremony before having to rule himself out to due health issues.

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