They may be two of the greatest players the game has ever seen and they may be heading into their autumn years, but Pele and Maradona still continue to bicker at each other like petty school girls.
The Argentinean once suggested, apropos of nothing, that his adversary lost his virginity to a man, while the Brazilian has bitten back by claiming Maradona only took the national team manager's job for the money.
“I don't know why he speaks about me so much, he must be in love with me," Pele said in a Telegraph story after Maradona had accused him of not backing the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
One day, the sniping is going to lead to a physical confrontation. Could it be that they break out into fisticuffs in front of the entire world in the centre of the field as they are paraded in the opening ceremony?
It would make for magical television, but FIFA are surely smart enough to keep them apart.