The Vatican squad arrived in the UK today without controversial key defender Walter Kasper, who has failed a fitness test.
Although fielding a changed line-up, the Vatican side is still headed up by flamboyant star striker Benedict XVI. He told waiting reporters: “We’ll face some stiff opposition, and I expect a rough ride from the home supporters. But at the end of the day, I’m confident we’ll remain undefeated. It will be a whitewash, in fact.”