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Italy-Argentina soccer game suggested as tribute to Pope Francis

April 04, 2013

Cesare Prandelli, the coach of Italy’s national soccer team, has suggested a “friendly” match with Argentina in honor of Pope Francis.

"If we could arrange it, it would be nice to have an audience with the pope, who comes from Buenos Aires and loves football,” said Prandelli. Italy and Argentina, perennial international soccer powers, have no current plans for a contest.


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