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Balotelli returns to Italy squad

Mon 24 January 2022 | 20:34

Roberto Mancini has called up for Mario Balotelli after a period away from national team.

The Italian high-profile striker

Mario Balotelli

has been called up by

Roberto Mancini

to be with the rest of the team in their training camp, which means that the experienced forward could get a chance to play for his national team again in their bid to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

It has been three years since the last time that Balotelli played for the

Azzurri

, and at the age of 31, he has been among the new faces that have been called up to train with the rest of Mancini's players, who will camp in Coverciano from Wednesday to Friday this week.

The former

Manchester City

star has joined the Turkish side

Adana Demirspor

since July and has scored nine goals for them, and the three of them have been in their last four games, which shows that Balotelli is in good shape right now and can help the Azzurri in their battle for a spot in the Qatar World Cup.

Roberto Mancini has also called up for

Joao Pedro

and

Luiz Felipe

, who hasn’t played for the Azzurri yet, added to five other uncapped players in a situation that they have two months to prove themselves before Italy’s decisive clash against

North Macedonia

in a World Cup qualifying play-off.


source: SportMob

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