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#Mario Balotelli

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Mancini tells Balotelli to 'wake up'

‘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

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

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

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

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

The player has a row with Brescia coach Fabio Grosso.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Ancelotti lauds Balotelli's response to racist abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 Super Mario This post contains videos

Balotelli scores for Marseille - and then celebrates live on Instagram

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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?

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

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

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

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

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'Best manager I ever had' - Balotelli responds to Rodgers' jibe

The pair ramped up the sarcasm in assessing one another following their dreadful time together at Liverpool.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Mario Balotelli throws French title race wide open

PSG played the last moments in Nice with only nine men after they had two players sent off in quick succession.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Scoring goals is not enough in modern football' - Balotelli told to work harder

Nice coach Lucien Favre is enjoying working with the enigmatic Italian striker, but wants to see more from him.

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