Confederations Cup news

Balotelli to miss Spain clash

June 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy's Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain, with medical staff confirming he is unlikely to recover from a thigh injury in time.

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Balotelli, 22, picked up a knock in Saturday's 4-2 defeat to Brazil and the Italian Football Federation announced on Sunday that he is unlikely to be risked for the match.

Cesare Prandelli will monitor Balotelli's fitness and could have the AC Milan striker ...

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