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Mario Balotelli

24-Year-Old Forward     Liverpool  Premier


Italy

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  August 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Palermo, Italy
Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  192 lbs    

June 6, 2015    Mario Balotelli News

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Balotelli was not called up for international duty with Italy for their upcoming slate of matches against Croatia and Portugal, The Associated Press reports.

Balotelli has seen his involvement with the national team taper off over the past year after a dismal club season at Liverpool. The 24-year-old intends to head back to Anfield for a second season but there's not been an official agreement of terms quite yet.

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Mario Balotelli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 28, 2015

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Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola said that the striker will not be leaving Liverpool this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

The Italian only scored one goal in the Premier League last season, and has been rumored to be on his way out of the club. However, his agent gave no indication that Balotelli would be moving anywhere, and plans to be part of Liverpool next season.

May 10, 2015

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Balotelli (foot) was not included in Sunday's 18-man roster against Chelsea.

Balotelli had a chance to play in Sunday's match but apparently failed his late fitness test as he continues to deal with a gash on his foot that was suffered against Hull City on April 28. His next opportunity to play will be against Crystal Palace on Saturday while Rickie Lambert and Jerome Sinclair should continue to see unexpected minutes if Balotelli remains sidelined.

May 8, 2015

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Balotelli (foot) will have a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Chelsea, Sky Sports reports.

Balotelli has been dealing with a gash on his foot for the past couple of weeks but returned to training in preparation for Sunday's match. His prospects are looking more appealing with this news, although there's still a chance that he'll be ruled out against Chelsea if he's not cleared by Liverpool's medical staff.

May 3, 2015

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Balotelli (foot) was unavailable for Saturday's match against QPR.

Balotelli suffered a gash on his foot ahead of Saturday's match and his return to the pitch remains without a timetable. His next opportunity to play will be against Chelsea on Sunday, although the severity of the injury is unknown with just three matches left in the season.

April 28, 2015

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Balotelli suffered a gash on his foot during Liverpool's loss at Hull City on Tuesday, Sky Sports reports.

Balotelli got the start in place of the injured Daniel Sturridge (hip), and if he is unable to play Saturday against QPR, Rickie Lambert or Fabio Borini could get the start in his place, or manager Brendan Rodgers could go with midfielder Raheem Sterling up front.

April 25, 2015

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Balotelli started up front against West Brom on Saturday and took five shots off goal before exiting in the 75th minute.

Balotelli got the start with Daniel Sturridge (hip) off the pitch Saturday and made the most of his time on the playing field with an impressive five shots. However, he's been a fixture off the bench this season and that may ultimately be his fate for Tuesday's match against Hull City.

April 25, 2015

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Balotelli is in the starting lineup Saturday against West Brom.

With Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with a hip injury, Balotelli will get a rare start, his first since Premier League play since November.