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07/09/2014 03:56 pm ET

Argentina Fans Hope Pope Francis Will Use Divine Ties In Match Against The Netherlands (PHOTOS)

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As the World Cup gets more and more serious, Argentina fans are pulling out all the stops in the hopes of being named champions.

Luckily, they've got a friend in a high place.

Pope Francis, arguably the world's most famous football fan, has promised to keep his prayers neutral during this year's world cup. That hasn't stopped his Argentine countrymen from adopting his likeness while cheering on their team, perhaps with the hope of some holy intercession to prevent a massacre like yesterday's Brazil vs. Germany.

Check out pictures of "Pope Francis" cheering on Argentina here:

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