Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is unhappy with comments from AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli ahead of this week's friendly against Argentina.

Balotelli said the game was more important than meeting the Pope.

"We play games every day, every week. But you only get to meet the Pope once in your life," responded Prandelli.

"It will be a new emotion for everyone.

"I do not agree with what Balotelli said."

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