Balotelli gets Italy recall for first time in more than 3 years

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 09:41 GMT

Balotelli was one of several surprise call ups including Brazil-born Joao Pedro, now an Italian citizen, who was recently cleared to play for Italy.

Balotelli's flying volley helps Marseille sink St Etienne

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 - 02:30 GMT

Balotelli held off Loic Perrin and twisted his body to volley the ball home from a corner in the 12th minute.

Balotelli Hoping to bounce back at Marseille

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 - 01:00 GMT

Italy striker Mario Balotelli is hoping to get back on track as he joined Olympique de Marseille from fellow Ligue 1 side Nice on a six-month contract on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia loses to Italy during World Cup preparations

Tue, 29 May 2018 - 01:30 GMT

Italy achieved their first victory under their new manager, Roberto Mancini.

Mancini puts trust in matured Balotelli

Fri, 25 May 2018 - 11:43 GMT

Italy's new coach Roberto Mancini is putting his trust in Mario Balotelli, saying the maverick forward has matured during his two seasons with Ligue 1 side Nice.

Mancini wants to take Italy back to the top

Tue, 15 May 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Roberto Mancini outlined his plans to take Italy back to the top and recall maverick forward Mario Balotelli to the line-up.

Balotelli hints at Nice exit

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 - 04:00 GMT

Italian striker Mario Balotelli on Saturday dropped a strong hint he could leave Nice at the end of the season after two years with the Ligue 1 club.

Balotelli worth €100 million: Raiola

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 - 07:00 GMT

The agent is convinced that the player "has matured" and that he is ready to face a new stage in his football career.

Nice claim Balotelli suffered racist abuse at Dijon

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - 02:29 GMT

OGC Nice said their Italian striker Mario Balotelli was the victim of racist abuse during their 3-2 defeat at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

On this day: Balotelli’s celebration

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 - 02:53 GMT

On this day on June 28, 2012, Euro 2012 semi-finals witnessed a great assist, goal, and celebration by the Italian National Team against Germany.

The story behind football numbers

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 - 06:55 GMT

The first thing a player does when they are transferred to a new club is pick the number on the back of their shirt.