The BBC has a report about Cardinal Bertone's speculations regarding a Vatican football team. I've always thought that, if San Marino has a football team that competes at an international level, then why can't the Vatican. A combination of Swiss Guards and Brazilian seminarians might make a lethal combination. Apparently, 'the Vatican has in fact twice fielded a side to play in yellow and white shirts - against national teams from other mini-states such as Monaco and San Marino. Both matches ended in a goalless draw.'
However, Vatican watchers will be relieved to know that the new Secretary of State told Vatican Radio, 'I have more important things to do than managing a soccer team.'