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Match clashes with pope's meeting

An audience with Pope Benedict for Spain’s World Cup winning football squad may disrupt Barcelona’s preparations for next week’s Champion’s League tie against Arsenal

Match clashes with pope's meeting

February 10, 2011

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The pope has arranged to meet the Spanish team, which includes eight members of the Barcelona squad, at the Vatican on Monday, 48 hours before the tie, the Daily Mail reports. Spanish football enjoyed its finest hour in South Africa last year. Their presence in Rome would mean the players missing Monday’s training session and though Del Bosque cannot order anyone to attend he said that “as champions you must comply with certain things.” Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets said: “We have to talk to the club but with the Champions League tie in London it will be very difficult. We’ll talk the Spanish Football Federation and the club, we’ll do what is best.” SOURCE His Holiness disrupts the big game! Barca’s preparations for Arsenal showdown hit by Pope meeting the Spain squad (Daily Mail) SOURCE cabezadeturco (Wikipedia CC 2.0)
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