The FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could herald a rift in the Catholic church, pitting Argentine-born Pope Francis against German Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
But Germany's unbelievable 7-1 rout of Brazil during yesterday's semi-final could make for an awkward final match for the Vatican's holiest football fans.
When Francis first met Benedict XVI in person after his election, he declared, "we are brothers," but family feuds have started over less.
No word from the Vatican as of press time, but fans are already speculating. The jury's out on Jesus, however.