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#Mario Balotelli

# mario-balotelli - Monday 24 January, 2022

Balotelli gets Italy recall ahead of World Cup play-offs
# Super Mario
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# Super Mario

Balotelli gets Italy recall ahead of World Cup play-offs

Jan 24th 2022, 8:38 PM 9,816 Views 0 Comments

Italy face off in late-March against North Macedonia and, in the case of victory, either Portugal or Turkey.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 7 December, 2020

Balotelli signs for Silvio Berlusconi's Monza in Serie B
# Supercharged
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# Supercharged

Balotelli signs for Silvio Berlusconi's Monza in Serie B

Dec 7th 2020, 9:08 PM 7,031 Views 6 Comments

The former Manchester City and LIverpool star struck a deal to play in Italy’s second tier until the end of the season.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 30 October, 2020

Italy coach Mancini unhappy Balotelli is still without a club
# Frustration
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# Frustration

Italy coach Mancini unhappy Balotelli is still without a club

Oct 30th 2020, 12:02 AM 10,294 Views 5 Comments

The coach says the out-of-sorts striker would have been ‘very useful’ for the national team.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Mancini tells Balotelli to 'wake up'
# Warning
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# Warning

Mancini tells Balotelli to 'wake up'

Jun 21st 2020, 3:45 PM 10,975 Views 11 Comments

‘I’ve told him a thousand times that he’s wasting a huge talent,’ the coach told Italian television.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Balotelli set to be released by lowly Brescia
# Arrivederci
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# Arrivederci

Balotelli set to be released by lowly Brescia

Jun 6th 2020, 8:12 PM 9,574 Views 9 Comments

Reports in Italy claim the striker’s time with his hometown club is over following repeated absences from training.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Lazio avoid serious sanction for Balotelli abuse
# Racism
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# Racism

Lazio avoid serious sanction for Balotelli abuse

Jan 8th 2020, 7:44 PM 3,608 Views 5 Comments

The Rome club have been fined €20,000.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 2 December, 2019

World Cup winner sacked as Brescia manager after just 3 matches
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

World Cup winner sacked as Brescia manager after just 3 matches

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:42 PM 18,973 Views 9 Comments

Fabio Grosso had fallen out with star player Mario Balotelli.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 25 November, 2019

Brescia president Cellino in hot water over 'black' Balotelli comment
# Race
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# Race

Brescia president Cellino in hot water over 'black' Balotelli comment

Nov 25th 2019, 5:58 PM 7,750 Views 5 Comments

The Serie A club has released a statement insisting it was a joke that has been misunderstood.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Mario Balotelli dropped after training ground bust-up
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Mario Balotelli dropped after training ground bust-up

Nov 23rd 2019, 9:50 PM 7,975 Views 8 Comments

The player has a row with Brescia coach Fabio Grosso.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Ancelotti lauds Balotelli's response to racist abuse
# Racism
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# Racism

Ancelotti lauds Balotelli's response to racist abuse

Nov 5th 2019, 8:50 AM 5,434 Views 0 Comments

Mario Balotelli’s response to racist abuse is further proof that football is on the right track to combat the issue, says Carlo Ancelotti.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Shame on you in front of your families' - Mario Balotelli slams racist abuse deniers
# Angry
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# Angry

'Shame on you in front of your families' - Mario Balotelli slams racist abuse deniers

Nov 3rd 2019, 11:57 PM 7,233 Views 5 Comments

The Brescia forward almost walked off the pitch before being convinced to finish the game, and scoring a stunning goal

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Romelu Lukaku on target as Inter Milan go top of Serie A
# Nerazzurri
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# Nerazzurri

Romelu Lukaku on target as Inter Milan go top of Serie A

Oct 29th 2019, 10:32 PM 6,709 Views 5 Comments

Antonio Conte’s side saw off a Brescia side featuring Mario Balotelli.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 19 August, 2019

'Finally I return to my city': Balotelli joins newly promoted Brescia
# Homecoming
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# Homecoming

'Finally I return to my city': Balotelli joins newly promoted Brescia

Aug 19th 2019, 9:29 AM 6,193 Views 6 Comments

The former Milan and Inter striker was a free agent, but returns home on a reported three-year contract.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Balotelli on the verge of joining his hometown club after rejecting Brazilian move
# Back To The Future
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# Back To The Future

Balotelli on the verge of joining his hometown club after rejecting Brazilian move

Aug 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 13,376 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old Italian striker is set sign for newly-promoted Serie A side Brescia.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Balotelli without a club after leaving Marseille
# Free Agent
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# Free Agent

Balotelli without a club after leaving Marseille

Jul 10th 2019, 1:22 PM 13,700 Views 9 Comments

The Italian striker is being linked with West Ham and Napoli as his contract in France has expired.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'It took me two days to find him because he has eight or nine phone numbers'
# Out In The Cold
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# Out In The Cold

'It took me two days to find him because he has eight or nine phone numbers'

Jun 1st 2019, 6:22 PM 16,074 Views 1 Comment

Mario Balotelli’s Italy future ‘in his hands’, says Roberto Mancini.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Mario Balotelli not fit enough to play for Italy - Mancini
# Omission
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# Omission

Mario Balotelli not fit enough to play for Italy - Mancini

Mar 19th 2019, 10:34 PM 7,710 Views 6 Comments

The Azzurri begin their campaign to reach the European finals playing Finland on Saturday.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'That celebration pissed me off': Balotelli antics leaves ex-Nice team-mates seething
# Nice Guy
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# Nice Guy

'That celebration pissed me off': Balotelli antics leaves ex-Nice team-mates seething

Mar 13th 2019, 9:10 PM 14,744 Views 6 Comments

A week after his Instagram celebration, Balotelli played ‘rock, paper, scissors’ with Florian Thauvin.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 4 March, 2019

Balotelli scores for Marseille - and then celebrates live on Instagram
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# Super Mario

Balotelli scores for Marseille - and then celebrates live on Instagram

Mar 4th 2019, 11:32 AM 7,633 Views 8 Comments

The Italian striker shared his goal celebration against Saint-Etienne last night with his 8.4 million followers.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

After his release by Nice, Mario Balotelli signs with Ligue 1 rivals
# Pastures New
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# Pastures New

After his release by Nice, Mario Balotelli signs with Ligue 1 rivals

Jan 23rd 2019, 3:43 PM 6,434 Views 4 Comments

The Italy international has signed for the former European champions Marseille until the end of the season.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Patrick Vieira tears into Mario Balotelli as goal drought continues
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Patrick Vieira tears into Mario Balotelli as goal drought continues

Dec 16th 2018, 1:56 PM 10,766 Views 1 Comment

The Italy international has failed to score in Ligue 1 this season but the Nice coach is ready to stick by his man.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'Come and tell me these things to my face, we’ll see if the screen of your telephone will protect you'
# Hate
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# Hate

'Come and tell me these things to my face, we’ll see if the screen of your telephone will protect you'

Nov 11th 2018, 3:53 PM 3,958 Views 0 Comments

Mario Balotelli has fired back after once again being the victim of unsavoury comments.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 21 September, 2018

Mario Balotelli backed by team-mate amid overweight claims
# Support
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# Support

Mario Balotelli backed by team-mate amid overweight claims

Sep 21st 2018, 12:11 AM 5,893 Views 2 Comments

The former Manchester City striker has been supported by Pierre-Lees Melou after reports emerged that he reported for training weighing over 100kg

# mario-balotelli - Monday 10 September, 2018

Roberto Mancini defends under-fire Mario Balotelli
# Criticism
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# Criticism

Roberto Mancini defends under-fire Mario Balotelli

Sep 10th 2018, 11:48 AM 6,284 Views 1 Comment

The Nice striker failed to fire in Friday’s game, which was his first competitive outing for Italy since the 2014 World Cup.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 24 August, 2018

'Nobody tells me what to do. I do whatever I want, with all due respect'
# Transfer News
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# Transfer News

'Nobody tells me what to do. I do whatever I want, with all due respect'

Aug 24th 2018, 8:57 PM 8,439 Views 4 Comments

Staying at Nice was Mario Balotelli’s decision, with the striker claiming he turned down five offers.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 2 July, 2018

Balotelli fails to report for Nice training on Patrick Vieira's first day in charge
# Why Always Me
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# Why Always Me

Balotelli fails to report for Nice training on Patrick Vieira's first day in charge

Jul 2nd 2018, 2:45 PM 9,336 Views 4 Comments

“We expected him at training today,” said Vieira.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws
# Political Football
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# Political Football

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

Jun 5th 2018, 11:53 PM 7,569 Views 8 Comments

The striker does not want other children of immigrants to suffer as he did in waiting for citizenship until turning 18.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Balotelli says giving him the captain's armband would be signal against racism in Italy
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# Super Mario

Balotelli says giving him the captain's armband would be signal against racism in Italy

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:47 PM 8,894 Views 12 Comments

The striker has been recalled after four years in the international wilderness.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Balotelli takes aim at offensive banner displayed in Italy friendly
# RETORT
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# RETORT

Balotelli takes aim at offensive banner displayed in Italy friendly

May 29th 2018, 11:45 AM 9,974 Views 3 Comments

The former Manchester City striker scored as his country beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Monday.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 28 May, 2018

After 4 years in international exile, Mario Balotelli comes back with a bang
# The Return
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# The Return

After 4 years in international exile, Mario Balotelli comes back with a bang

May 28th 2018, 10:41 PM 17,377 Views 4 Comments

The striker scored the opening goal in Italy’s clash with Saudi Arabia.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Balotelli's earned Italy call-up,' says team-mate
# Support
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# Support

'Balotelli's earned Italy call-up,' says team-mate

May 26th 2018, 7:24 PM 6,409 Views 1 Comment

The Nice forward is in line to win his first cap in four years when Mancini takes charge of his first game against Saudi Arabia

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Mancini ready to call on Balotelli after Italy appointment
# Door Open
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# Door Open

Mancini ready to call on Balotelli after Italy appointment

May 15th 2018, 3:29 PM 3,828 Views 1 Comment

The new Azzurri boss pledged to restore pride to the ailing national team and will consider recalling his protege.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 2 March, 2018

'He is worth €100 million, but he is a free agent, so he is a bargain'
# Transfer News
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# Transfer News

'He is worth €100 million, but he is a free agent, so he is a bargain'

Mar 2nd 2018, 11:37 AM 12,233 Views 10 Comments

Agent Mino Raiola claims Mario Balotelli is ready to return to Italy, though he also acknowledged negotiating with teams in England.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 12 February, 2018

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse
# Kick It Out
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# Kick It Out

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse

Feb 12th 2018, 5:45 PM 7,244 Views 1 Comment

Nice allege that the striker was booked for complaining to the referee over racist abuse from Dijon fans.

Mario Balotelli booked for complaining about racist abuse to referee, his club claim
# Allegaition
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# Allegaition

Mario Balotelli booked for complaining about racist abuse to referee, his club claim

Feb 12th 2018, 11:02 AM 3,665 Views 5 Comments

The Italy international raised the issue after he became the target of jeers from home fans but was shown a yellow card for his trouble.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt
# Why Always Him?
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# Why Always Him?

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Dec 25th 2017, 9:30 PM 65,427 Views 7 Comments

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'I’d happily go back there for free - it was the best year of my life': Balotelli talks City return
# Optimistic
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# Optimistic

'I’d happily go back there for free - it was the best year of my life': Balotelli talks City return

Dec 21st 2017, 9:36 PM 8,847 Views 17 Comments

The controversial Italian has enjoyed a renaissance with Nice but is keen on playing Champions League football again.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Nice admit renaissance man Mario Balotelli likely to leave but who will take the gamble and sign him?
# Rebirth
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# Rebirth

Nice admit renaissance man Mario Balotelli likely to leave but who will take the gamble and sign him?

Dec 14th 2017, 9:29 PM 11,476 Views 5 Comments

The Italian has rediscovered his form and rebuilt his reputation in France, but a lack of European football next season will lead to his departure.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'I should've replaced him earlier' - Boss furious with Balotelli after Champions League exit
# Why Always Me
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# Why Always Me

'I should've replaced him earlier' - Boss furious with Balotelli after Champions League exit

Aug 23rd 2017, 10:10 AM 16,991 Views 9 Comments

“He wasn’t good enough tonight.”

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

One of the best teams to watch in Europe have booked their Champions League group place
# Italian Stallions
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# Italian Stallions

One of the best teams to watch in Europe have booked their Champions League group place

Aug 22nd 2017, 11:00 PM 9,316 Views 2 Comments

There will be no debut in the competition for Mario Balotelli and his Nice side.

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