Lionel Messi outshone his Ballon d'Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo but the latter's team took the spoils
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It's like the ball is glued to his foot… hang on, has anyone checked if the ball actually IS glued to his foot. Amazing control.
The Italy and Argentina squads will be granted an audience with the Pope at an international friendly at Rome's Stadio Olimpico next month, the Italian Football Federation has confirmed.
Pope Francis - born Jorge Mario Bergoglio - became the first Argentinian pope upon his election in March and the footballing federations of both Italy and his homeland have now agreed to "pay homage" to the pontiff.
Lionel Messi eclipsed Diego Maradona's goal tally for Argentina with a hat-trick in his side's 4-0 friendly win in Guatemala.
The Barcelona star took his total for the country to 35 from 82 caps, one more than the iconic World Cup winner.
Finally we've found a way of stopping Lionel Messi - not sure the rules of football allow it though. This was Leo struggling to defeat a robot goalkeeper on a Japanese gameshow.
Polish artist A.T.F. Lenard comes up with a novel way to paint his footballing heroes - he's done one of Cristiano Ronaldo too.
Great fun with Maradona. http://t.co/x1ftwsVDJK