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Maradona meets Pope at 'Match for Peace'

Posted on Sep 02 2014 | IANS

Rome, Sep 2 : Argentine football legend Diego Maradona briefly met Pope Francis, an avid football fan, before the start of 'Match for Peace' exhibition game and presented him with an Argentina shirt.

Pope Francis is a big fan of Argentine side San Lorenzo, and helped organise the celebrity exhibition match Monday to promote a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Gaza, reports Xinhua.

The 1986 World Cup champion gave the pope an Argentine national team jersey with the name "Francisco" on the back.

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