Prandelli aims to line up Argentina friendly

March 27, 2013
By Associated Press
ROME -- 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.

"We've played friendlies with all the best national teams, only Argentina is missing," Prandelli said Wednesday, a day after Italy's 2-0 win over Malta in a World Cup qualifier. "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 ...

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