World Cup - Have courage, there’ll be a next time: Pope to Brazil fans
Pope Francis attempted to cheer up Brazilian football fans on Sunday, following their World Cup exit. The pontiff, an Argentine and an avid football fan, noted the Brazilian flags on display in St. Peter's Square during his traditional Sunday blessing. The five-time world champions lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals, leaving only European teams contending for the title in Russia. Pope Francis often greets visiting national football teams and frequently promotes the value of participation in sport. (Video: SNTV).