Mario Balotelli (31) officially struggles his return in Italy’s national team. The Enfant Terrible was appointed by coach Roberto Mancini on Monday in a 35er squad, which completed a course in the headquarters of Azzurri in Coverciano from Wednesday to Friday at Florence.
Balotelli, meanwhile at the Turkish club Adana Demirspor under contract, was last incurred for Italy in September 2018.
The Squadra Azzurra prepares with the course on the play-offs for the qualification to the World Cup in Qatar. The European Champion must initially compete against Nordmasedonia (March 24), on March 29, the decisive duel with the winner from the game between Portugal and Turkey will be on the road.
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Balotelli scored for the Italian national team in 36 games 14 matches. He became known mainly by his double pack at the 2-1 victory of the Italian against the DFB team in the semi-final of the EM 2012. On club level Balotelli was active for Manchester City, the FC Liverpool, AC and Inter Milan, among others.