Lionel Messi Is in Good Company in Argentina World Cup Banner

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 14, 2014

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 06:  Lionel Messi of Argentina in action during the International Friendly match between Sweden and Argentina at the Friends Arena on February 6, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi has probably been spoken of in holy terms on more than a few occasions. The Argentinian superstar has that type of effect on people. 

In a banner that will travel with Argentina to the World Cup, Messi will be alongside Diego Maradona ("God") and Pope Francis. 

"God (Diego), the Pope and Messi - National Pride" says the banner that will accompany Argentina to the World Cup pic.twitter.com/hGg6Cpmi00

—Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) May 14, 2014

Good company, indeed. 

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