Friendly dedicated to Pope Francis?
Lionel Messi's Argentina playing Mario Balotelli's Italy in a friendly dedicated to newly elected Pope Francis. That's something Italy coach Cesare Prandelli would like to see.
The coach also says ''if we could arrange it, it would be nice to have an audience with the pope, who comes from Buenos Aires and loves football, and then go all together with both squads on one bus to the stadium. I couldn't dream of anything better.''
The hypothetical friendly would likely be held at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, a short drive from Vatican City. Still, no match is scheduled yet.