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Mario Balotelli speaks on brutal killings of Nigerian youths
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Mario Balotelli speaks on brutal killings of Nigerian youths

For once show mercy, legality and humanity ! Help our Nigerian brothers not with : pray for them or ooh I’m sorry ! Let’s Fuck**g help them with facts right now ... POLITICIANS FAMOUS PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LET’S HELP THEM NOW THEY NEED US NOW! https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlbGnSJrM0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Balotelli is throwing his talent away – Mancini
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Balotelli is throwing his talent away – Mancini

The Azzurri coach is hopeful the striker can live up to his "remarkable" potential one day Italy manager Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli is throwing his talent away but still has time to turn his career around. The former Liverpool and Manchester City forward is expected to soon depart Serie A side Brescia after failing to live up to team standards set by manager Diego Lopez. The 29-year-old has played for three different clubs in as many years with his last international appearance now dating back to 2018.
Brescia Sack Mario Balotelli After He Skipped Training For 10 Days
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Brescia Sack Mario Balotelli After He Skipped Training For 10 Days

Controversial footballer, Mario Balotelli has reportedly been sacked by his club Brescia after he skipped training for ten days. Reports in Italy on Saturday morning claimed Brescia owner Massimo Cellino sent the controversial footballer a letter requesting the termination of his three-year contract at the club after he failed to show up for training when lockdown restrictions were eased. The 29-year-old former Manchester City and Liverpool player was contracted to Brescia until 2022, following the £160,000-per-week deal he signed with his hometown club back in August 2019. It was reported that his contract with Brescia was set to be terminated at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. But according to Football Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport, his contract with the club has now ...
‘I was eating cardboard and biting chunks out of the wall’ – Balotelli struggling to cope with lockdown
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‘I was eating cardboard and biting chunks out of the wall’ – Balotelli struggling to cope with lockdown

The Italian forward has been left totally alone since the start of quarantine, and he admits that he hasn't handled it too well Mario Balotelli says he has been "going crazy" during his lockdown as he has spent the past several weeks totally alone. Like virtually every European League, Serie A has been shut down since March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Italy has been one of the world's worst-hit countries throughout the pandemic, but teams have recently been given government approval to begin group training sessions.
‘Chiellini is mad because I headbutted him’ – Melo takes aim at Juve star once again
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‘Chiellini is mad because I headbutted him’ – Melo takes aim at Juve star once again

The former Inter midfielder previously said that the defender “p*ssed himself with fear" when ever they met up Felipe Melo has once again hit out at Georgio Chiellini following the Juventus star's criticism in his new book. The Italian hit out at Melo and Mario Balotelli in his biography, saying that former Inter midfielder was the "worst of the worst" while calling him a "rotten apple" and "disrespectful". In turn, Melo replied stating that Chiellini “p*ssed himself with fear” whenever the two met up.
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Didier Drogba has fended off competition from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be crowned the best Ligue 1 striker in the past 20 years The vote was held on Ligue 1's official Twitter account, with Drogba receiving 51 per cent of the 40,094 votes that were cast. Drogba played in Ligue 1 for three seasons, representing Guingamp between 2001 and 2003 before spending the 2003-2004 campaign with Marseille. The 42-year-old was delighted to receive the honour and tweeted: 'Wow what recognition from the fans, thank you for allowing me to experience these incredible emotions. 'Great respect to all strikers who have played in the French championship.' Drogba scored 39 goals in 80 Ligue 1 appearances but it was in the Premier League with Chelsea where he enjoyed the most success. Ibrahimovi...
‘Mourinho and Mancini tried but Guardiola might have taken to Balotelli’
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‘Mourinho and Mancini tried but Guardiola might have taken to Balotelli’

The Italian striker has tested the patience of many coaches down throughout the years but could have thrived under Pep according to Micah Richards Plenty of managers have had their run-ins with Mario Balotelli but Pep Guardiola may have enjoyed working him, according to the Italian's former team-mate Micah Richards. Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Mancini - who was a huge believer in Balotelli's qualities - are among a host of coaches that have fallen out with the striker. However, ex-Manchester City defender Richards says Guardiola might have hit it off with the now 29-year-old Brescia striker, although he's not sure how Balotelli might have reacted to his strict demands.
Ibrahimovic, Balotelli, Toure and Giovinco targeted as presidential hopeful promises ‘Vasco of our dreams’
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Ibrahimovic, Balotelli, Toure and Giovinco targeted as presidential hopeful promises ‘Vasco of our dreams’

The club faces financial difficulties but presidential candidate Luiz Roberto Leven Siano has ambitious plans to turn things around Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli, Yaya Toure, Sebastian Giovinco and Alex Teixeira are among the potential signings being targeted by Vasco da Gama presidential candidate Luiz Roberto Leven Siano. High-profile additions to the playing staff are among a number of ambitious proposals Leven, who hopes to gain control of the club at elections planned for November, has put forward to turn around the fortunes of a club that has struggled to pay wages this year. As part of the 'Somamos' project he also hopes to bring in $400 million (£324 million) in six years, redevelop the Sao Januario and raise the capacity to 55,000, increase the membership base to reco...
Inter Milan hero Materazzi: Balotelli is number one, he’s a great guy
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Inter Milan hero Materazzi: Balotelli is number one, he’s a great guy

Inter Milan Treble winner Marco Materazzi won't hear criticism of Mario Balotelli. The Brescia striker began his career alongside Materazzi at Inter. Materazzi said of Balotelli in a Q&A: "Mario is number one, he's a great guy. "It's that sometimes I had to give something to him, once he arrived with AC Milan socks on and I cut them all up. Once with Barcelona he went crazy and I, well, I told him that I'd beat him. But I love him too much. "Mario is not a bad guy, he is a good guy, a big boy."
Racism In Football Is Due To Increase In Stupidity – Yaya Toure
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Racism In Football Is Due To Increase In Stupidity – Yaya Toure

Racism in football is getting worse because "fans are more stupid than before", according to former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. Several incidents throughout Europe have been reported in recent months, with many high-profile cases occurring in Italy's Serie A. "I've had a chat with Fifa because this is something very important," said the former Ivory Coast international. "It will be difficult because the way to win this case is going to be long." He added: "Fans, people, now are more stupid than before." Last month, striker Mario Balotelli, Toure's former City team-mate, called fans who shouted racist abuse at him during a match between Brescia and Verona "small-minded" and "imbeciles". Cagliari fans made monkey noises towards Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku earlie...
‘He’s black’ – Brescia FC president Massimo Cellino makes racist remark about Mario Balotelli
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‘He’s black’ – Brescia FC president Massimo Cellino makes racist remark about Mario Balotelli

Massimo Cellino, the president of Italian football club, Brescia has made a racist remark about his own club's striker, Mario Balotelli. This comes days after the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker was a target of racist chants during a match at Hellas Verona. The incident made the 29-year-old forcefully play the ball into the crowd and even threatened to leave the field. On Saturday, Balotelli was dropped from his club's 3-0 defeat by Roma after he reportedly stormed out of training following an argument with his coach Fabio Grosso. When asked about Balotelli on Monday, Massimo Cellino said: 'He's black, what can I say, he's working on clearing himself but he's having a lot of difficulty.' Brescia quickly released a statement insisting that their president was only j...
Brescia President And Mario Balotelli In Fresh Racism War
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Brescia President And Mario Balotelli In Fresh Racism War

Brescia insist Massimo Cellino's controversial 'black' remark about Mario Balotelli was just wordplay as the President refuses to apologise. Cellino claimed Balotelli was “feeling gloomy” when asked about the striker after he was dropped for Brescia's 3-0 defeat to Roma on Sunday. However, the Sardinian's use of the word ‘nero’, which can be translated to 'black' as well as 'gloomy', sparked controversy. The club has since released a statement claiming that Cellino was only "joking" and had sought to "protect the player". “Concerning the comments made this afternoon by President Massimo Cellino, referring to our player Mario Balotelli, Brescia Calcio state that it was a joke, where the paradox was clear," it read. "[It was] blatanly misunderstood and made in an attempt t...
Mario Balotelli Kicks Ball Into Crowd, Walks Off Pitch After Racist Abuse
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Mario Balotelli Kicks Ball Into Crowd, Walks Off Pitch After Racist Abuse

Mario Balotelli played the ball into the crowd and almost stormed off the pitch after suffering racist abuse while playing for Brescia against Verona. Balotelli's Brescia team-mates and opponents rushed over to calm him down whilst the referee urged a statement to be read out on the speakers. He was eventually persuaded to return by his teammates. The referee also temporarily suspended the game in accordance with FIFA's protocol. Balotelli later finished the game, even scoring a consolation goal in the 84th minute to silence the crowd. Brescia fell to a 2-1 defeat against Verona, who picked up all three points thanks to goals from Eddie Salcedo and Matteo Pessina, but the vulgar racist abuse overshadowed the game.
Mario Balotelli scored his first Serie A goal for 1,468 days but Napoli hung on to claim a narrow victory over Brescia at Stadio San Paolo
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Mario Balotelli scored his first Serie A goal for 1,468 days but Napoli hung on to claim a narrow victory over Brescia at Stadio San Paolo

Dries Mertens opened the scoring with his fourth league goal of the season before Kostas Manolas headed in the second on the stroke of half-time. Brescia rallied after the break but Sandro Tonali's stunning goal was ruled out by VAR for a foul in the build-up. Balotelli headed home to set up a tense finale, but Napoli held on. The 29-year-old last found the net in Italy's top flight on 22 September 2015 in AC Milan's 3-2 win at Udinese, before spells at Nice and Marseille in France. He returned to Italy to join hometown club Brescia in August on a three-year deal. The result sees Napoli strengthen their grip on fourth place in Serie A, while Brescia remain 14th. Carlo Ancelotti's side resume their Champions League campaign at Genk on Wednesday, 2 October (17:55 BST), befo...
Mario Balotelli unveiled at Brescia as he completes emotional return to his hometown club
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Mario Balotelli unveiled at Brescia as he completes emotional return to his hometown club

Balotelli was born in Palermo but moved to Brescia at the age of two, and his adoptive family still lives there although his father died in 2015. Speaking at his first news conference on Monday, Balotelli says, 'My mum cried initially when I told her that I might be going to Brescia ... she was very happy.' Balotelli arrives at Brescia on a free transfer after his contract with Marseille expired. His last spell in Italy was a miserable one as he struggled with injury and scored only once in a season-long loan at AC Milan before returning to Liverpool in 2016 and moving immediately to France, resurrecting his career first with Nice and then at Marseille. The 29-year-old Balotelli adds: 'I have zero fear of failing ... I'm fine, very calm.'
Mario Balotelli Pays Bar Owner ₦811k To Drive Scooter Into Sea Wearing Only Pant
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Mario Balotelli Pays Bar Owner ₦811k To Drive Scooter Into Sea Wearing Only Pant

Former Inter Milan, Man City and Liverpool star, Mario Balotelli, is reported to have paid a bar owner £1,800 (or about ₦811k) to drive his scooter into the sea. The twenty-eight year footballer later shared the footage on his Instagram stories, showing the crowd that had gathered to watch the daring stunt. According to Football Italia, the bar owner later joked to reporters: “My moped was only worth £540 (₦243k) anyway." The Vespa was later retrieved and was remarkably still in working order. The Italian striker is currently looking for a new club after his Marseille contract expired last month, after joining from Nice in January.
Balotelli gave me €2000 to drive a scooter into the sea’ – Italy star hits the news with latest prank
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Balotelli gave me €2000 to drive a scooter into the sea’ – Italy star hits the news with latest prank

A local bar owner in Mergellina entered into an unusual wager with Super Mario - and even managed to retrieve his moped in working order! Madcap former Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has been up to his usual tricks while on his summer holidays, reportedly paying a man to drive a scooter into the sea. Balotelli has also had spells with the likes of Inter, AC Milan, Liverpool and Nice, before signing with Marseille during the January 2019 transfer window on a contract until the end of the season. But, despite his clear footballing ability, he more often hits the news for his outlandish off-field stunts, including famously setting his bedroom on fire after setting off fireworks indoors.
Balotelli Sends Cryptic Message To  Marseille Fans, Says ‘Hopefully See You Soon’
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Balotelli Sends Cryptic Message To Marseille Fans, Says ‘Hopefully See You Soon’

Mario Balotelli has delivered a cryptic farewell to Marseille after his contract at the Ligue 1 side expired. The former Italy striker joined the club in January on a six-month deal after his contract at Nice was cancelled, and scored eight goals in 12 games. Marseille had hoped to secure a return to the Champions League this season, having missed out last term after losing the Europa League final to Atletico Madrid. But the team fell short of landing one of Ligue 1’s three qualification slots, falling behind third-place Lyon and fourth-place Saint-Etienne to eventually finish fifth. But Balotelli appeared to hint on Instagram that, despite the team coming up short, he could potentially stick around at the Stade Velodrome. “Thank you everybody for these amazing five months e...
Balotelli Goes Live On Instagram After Scoring For Marseille
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Balotelli Goes Live On Instagram After Scoring For Marseille

On Sunday, Balotelli put his Marseille side in front against Saint-Etienne with a brilliant overhead kick, then collected his phone from a cameraman before filming his celebrations with team-mates and uploading them to his Instagram story. Marseille won the match 2-0, with former Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin also scoring a penalty. Balotelli's goal is the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker's fourth in six games since joining Marseille from Nice in January.   View this post on Instagram   #Balotelli goes live on #Instagram shortly after he scored a #goal in his club, #Marseille against #stetienne A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Mar 3, 2019 at 11:40pm PST
Balotelli Agrees To Join Marseille For Six Months
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Balotelli Agrees To Join Marseille For Six Months

French side Marseille have finally secured the signing of Mario Balotelli from Nice after agreeing to take on the remaining six months of the Italian striker’s contract, sources said on Tuesday. Balotelli The 28-year-old has a reputation of being difficult to manage but has played for clubs such as Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool and more recently Nice, as well as scoring 14 goals in 36 games for Italy. Sources told AFP that ‘Super Mario’ will undergo a medical on Wednesday, but would not be available for this weekend’s Ligue 1 game with Lille. “Balotelli is our number one priority,” Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said this week. Marseille are seventh in Ligue 1 and have struggled to score after failing in an attempt to bring Balotelli to the Stade Velodro...
Mario Balotelli Reacts To Cristiano Ronaldo’s Controversial Goal Celebration
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Mario Balotelli Reacts To Cristiano Ronaldo’s Controversial Goal Celebration

Mario Balotelli famously asked ‘Why Always Me’ after scoring in a famous derby. On Saturday night the former Manchester City striker was left asking ‘what if it was me’ after Cristiano Ronaldo’s derby winner for Juventus. Derbies always bring out the most emotions in football, that’s likely to be the case in the ‘north west derby’ on Sunday when Liverpool host Manchester United, and can bring out the worst in players. Famously one derby involving Manchester United brought out the most peak Mario Balotelli moment possible when the Italian scored and revealed a t-shirt under his kit that said ‘Why Always Me.’ On Saturday evening the Nice striker was watching another derby on television as Juventus took on Torino in the Turin derby. Cristiano Ronaldo settled the game with the ...
‘Don’t Ever Forget This Day’ – Mario Balotelli Trolls Manchester United With Throwback Photo Of Manchester City’s 6-1 Derby Win In 2011
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‘Don’t Ever Forget This Day’ – Mario Balotelli Trolls Manchester United With Throwback Photo Of Manchester City’s 6-1 Derby Win In 2011

Nice striker, Mario Balotelli who left Manchester City in 2013 has taken to Instagram to troll Manchester United. The Italian footballer posted a throwback picture of him celebrating in City's 6-1 derby win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, as he marked the seventh anniversary of the triumph. Balotelli scored a brace in the clash back in 2011 and celebrated one of his goals by revealing a t-shirt bearing the words 'Why always me?' He captioned the image on Instagram: 'Don't ever forget this day @manchesterunited.
Mario Balotelli Pictured With Newborn Son Lion For The First Time
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Mario Balotelli Pictured With Newborn Son Lion For The First Time

Mario Balotelli has welcomed the birth of his second son, Lion, with a photograph posted in the build-up to Nice's Europa League clash with Lazio this week. Reports in Italy last month claimed the former Liverpool and Manchester City striker's girlfriend Clelia had given birth to a baby boy named Lion, in Zurich. And now Balotelli, 27, has posed with his second child for the first time to confirm the news. Lion, at almost three weeks old, is a brother to the forward's four-year-old daughter Pia. He captioned the picture; 'Good night #Father&Son'.
Mario Balotelli Welcomes Baby Boy With Girlfriend Ceclia
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Mario Balotelli Welcomes Baby Boy With Girlfriend Ceclia

Footballer Mario Balotelli, has welcomed his second child with girlfriend Ceclia. The 27-year old welcomed baby boy who has been named Lion in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday, Sky Sports Italia, reports. Mario who has 4-year old daughter Pia with Italian TV personality Raffaella Fico took to Instagram to share the happy news with the image of a stairway to heaven with a caption reading '#FELICITA', which translates to 'happiness' and a baby's hand.
Liverpool’s Return To UCL Shows That Klopp Must Go Full Throttle
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Liverpool’s Return To UCL Shows That Klopp Must Go Full Throttle

It has only been three years since the Reds last sampled Champions League football, yet it feels like an eternity for a club which has seen so much change since Brendan Rodgers last guided them there. On the back of a second-place finish that promised the dawn of a a new era, Luis Suarez was sold, over £100m was spent and Rodgers lasted just over a year. It was Liverpool's first venture into the Champions League in five years, and much was expected of a young side who had come so close to a shock league title win. But the upheaval that arrived in the summer of 2014 rocked a tight-knit side that had been on an upward curve. Nine players were brought in for a total of £117m, Mario Balotelli the most eye-catching of them all, but they failed to fill the considerable Suarez-shaped ...
Mane, Salah & Liverpool’s Attack Will Take Europe By Storm
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Mane, Salah & Liverpool’s Attack Will Take Europe By Storm

This very week three years ago, the withdrawal symptoms had finally abated with the iconic anthem echoing around Anfield again as Liverpool returned to "the main event." It was the moment Steven Gerrard had been “craving” after consuming Champions League football as a spectator rather than a participant for four seasons, during which he was filled with “jealousy and envy.” And, typically, it was the captain that ensured the Merseysiders edged Ludogorets on matchday one with a penalty at the death after Mario Balotelli’s fine hold-off and finish was cancelled out by Dani Abalo on 91 minutes. That home test against the Bulgarians was considered Liverpool’s easiest fixture in a group that also consisted of Basel and Real Madrid, but they toiled, requiring late drama to get over the l...
Neymar Set For Home Bow As PSG Face Toulouse
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Neymar Set For Home Bow As PSG Face Toulouse

After dazzling on his first appearance in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt, Neymar is in line to make his home debut for his new club against Toulouse on Sunday. The world’s most expensive player scored one goal and set up another in a starring performance as PSG beat Guingamp 3-0 away in Brittany last weekend to maintain their perfect start to the new French season. The 222 million-euro ($261 million) signing from Barcelona has already taken to the pitch at PSG’s Parc des Princes for an unveiling before their 2-0 win over Amiens there on the opening day of the campaign. But he was not registered in time to play in that match so PSG’s home support are eager to watch the 25-year-old run out against Toulouse. In contrast, the opposition coach is rather more apprehensive. “We are going...
Mario Balotelli ‘Is Ready To Listen’ – Nice Coach
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Mario Balotelli ‘Is Ready To Listen’ – Nice Coach

Nice coach Lucien Favre says Mario Balotelli is “ready to listen” ahead of making his return to the Champions League. Balotelli, 26, will spearhead the Nice attack against Ajax on Wednesday in the third qualifying round first leg fixture on the Cote d’Azur. The former Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool striker had considered a move this summer after only signing a one-year contract upon moving to France, but opted to extend his stay at the club and is now working hard in preseason. “He started [preseason training] a little late, but he has worked well, just like the rest of the team,” Favre said. “He is ready to listen, that’s the most important thing, he’s taking things in little by little and he’s getting back to the level he wants to be at. He has a challen...
Mario Balotelli Takes On His Brother In A Playful Bout
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Mario Balotelli Takes On His Brother In A Playful Bout

Mario Balotelli On Monday night he posted a video of him and his brother Enoch Barwuah having a play fight in what looks to be Balotelli's living room on Instagram. The pair take it in turns to slap each other as their assembled friends help with a few sound effects. @enock17 ... ai ai ai ?????‍♂️ #brothersjokes A post shared by Mario Balotelli???? (@mb459) on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:33pm PDT
Balotelli Would Be Right To Stay At Nice – Raiola
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Balotelli Would Be Right To Stay At Nice – Raiola

Mino Raiola believes that there is a strong possibility of striker Mario Balotelli remaining with Nice. The Italy international striker helped to fire the Allianz Riviera side into the Champions League this season but his contract expires at the end of June, making him a free agent. Despite reports linking the 26-year-old striker to the likes of Borussia Dortmund, who head coach Lucien Favre rejected to remain on the south coast of France, the agent believes that another year with Nice might be the best move for the attacker. “I will meet with Nice,” the agent explained to Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s right if he stays with Favre.” Raiola also talked up the possibility of the forward returning to the Italy squad if he has a strong season. “If he scores 20 goals before the Wor...
Ventura Opens Door To Italy Return For Balotelli
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Ventura Opens Door To Italy Return For Balotelli

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura viewed his team’s 3-0 victory over Uruguay as a step in the right direction, while flagging a return to the Azzurri setup for Mario Balotelli. Defender Jose Gimenez scored an own goal in the eighth minute and the visitors never recovered with Eder adding the second before Daniele De Rossi rifled home a stoppage-time penalty that was given away by Gimenez. “This group has a good future,” Ventura said in his news conference. “We are carrying out a project and the kids are gaining awareness. “We are satisfied with what we have produced. We are on the right track. “The signals are positive. But we know we have not arrived. At the moment, we are also in the process of generational change. “It has great potential in the short term and a bright future....
Footballer, Mario Balotelli Calls Out Kim Kardashian Over Half-nude Pictures 
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Footballer, Mario Balotelli Calls Out Kim Kardashian Over Half-nude Pictures 

Italian striker, Mario Balotelli is never one to mince his words and seeing as some photos of Kim Kardashian have been 'big' news this week, the Nice star clearly deemed it worthy of his own intervention. Kim has been widely condemned this week for posting pictures of herself scantly dressed whilst on holiday, and it's safe to say that many have been unimpressed with what's been on display, as a lack of 'airbrushing' left fans furious at what things look like in real life, 90mins.com Of course, Balotelli has now joined in on the mudslinging, and he's even managed to call out Kim's husband, Kanye West, in the process.  Accompanied with a picture of Kim, the 26-year-old wrote on Instagram: "Seriously wtf is this?! Kanye how can you chop this? ORRIBLE. The only women that got...
Mario Balotelli Trains With His New Club in France
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Mario Balotelli Trains With His New Club in France

Mario Balotelli was pictured today taking part in his first training session with Ligue 1 club, Nice, after completing a deadline day free transfer from Liverpool. His presence was unsurprisingly met by a swarm of fans and photographers who couldn't resist seeing him.