Mario Balotelli - updates

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Balotelli back as Mancini plots Italy revival

May 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

New Italy coach Roberto Mancini recalls the Nice striker to the national football team in a bid to turn the country's fortunes around

COMEBACK. Mario Balotelli suits up for the Azzurri for the first time since since Italy's group-stage exit in the 2014 World Cup.Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Mancini's Italy head coach appointment paves way for Balotelli return

May 15, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Italian forward Mario Balotelli is expected to reunite with his former Man City and Inter Milan coach

'DREAM JOB'. Roberto Mancini aims to rebuild the Italian national team that failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Giuseppe Cacae/AFP

Misfit Balotelli joins France's Nice

Sep 01, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Super Mario has found a new home with Ligue 1 s Nice

Finally! Balotelli scores first Premier League goal in Liverpool win

Feb 11, 2015 - 12:59 PM

The Italian striker needed 13 matches to finally get in the record books but his 83rd minute winner was the difference in a Liverpool win over Tottenham

FINALLY. Mario Balotelli has endured a miserable time at Anfield since his pre-season move from AC Milan, but things may be turning around now. Photo by Peter Powell/EPA

Mario Balotelli to transfer from Milan to Liverpool

Aug 22, 2014 - 4:12 AM

Mario Balotelli is set for a shock move to Liverpool as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out

LIVERPOOL BOUND. Controversial striker Mario Balotelli shocked the football world after it was revealed he would transfer from AC Milan to Liverpool. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Italy vs Uruguay #WorldCup

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Live blog of the Italy vs Uruguay World Cup 2014 match

FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL. Mario Balotelli (L) will lead Italy while Luiz Suarez (R) looks to lead Uruguay. Photos from AFP

World Cup: Italy, Uruguay fight for survival

Jun 24, 2014 - 6:07 PM

Two former champions fight for survival at midnight with Italy needing just a draw to advance while Uruguay needs a win because of inferior goal difference

World Cup: Costa Rica advances after beating Italy, eliminates England

Jun 21, 2014 - 2:09 AM

Bryan Ruiz s goal in the first half sealed England s elimination from the World Cup and saw Costa Rica progress to the last 16 with a fine 1 0 win over Italy

COSTA TO COAST. Bryan Ruiz (C) of Costa Rica scores the game’s lone goal against Italy. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Italy vs Costa Rica #WorldCup

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Live blog of the Italy vs Costa Rica World Cup Group D match

Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

#WorldCup: Five players to watch for in Group D

Jun 11, 2014 - 4:55 AM

Who are the key players in Group D of the World Cup? Read on to find out who to watch for

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is still looking for his first World Cup goal. Photo by Federico Gambarini/EPA

Messi favorite to win record fourth Ballon d'Or

Nov 29, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi appears the overwhelming favorite for the honor and should he be crowned he would become the first player to win the award four times

MESSI OVERTAKES PELE. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores during the Spanish league football match Mallorca vs FC Barcelona at the Iberostar stadium, causing him to break Pele's record tally. AFP.

The best and the worst of Euro 2012

Jul 02, 2012 - 12:02 PM

This years s European Championship has turned up the usual crop of the sublime the extraordinary the disappointing and the plain curious

Euro 2012: Italy marches on to the finals, defeats Germany

Jun 29, 2012 - 7:36 AM

Striker Mario Balotelli struck twice to seal Italy s 2 1 semi final win over Germany