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World Cup final puts Popes on opposing sides

13 July 2014 Last updated at 14:37 BST

Football fans around the globe are deciding whether they will support Germany or Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final.

There is even potential for division behind the ancient walls of the Vatican.

For the first time in several centuries the Holy See is home to two Popes - the current one, Francis, and his predecessor, Benedict, who resigned last year.

And it just so happens that Francis is Argentinian, and Benedict is German.

The BBC's Rome correspondent, Alan Johnston reports.