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Papal meeting

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.

Messi surpasses legendary Maradona

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.


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