Balotelli ruled out of England friendly
August 13, 2012
By ESPN staff
Balotelli, 22, was one of Italy's stars on their run to the Euro 2012 final and had been expected to feature for his country in Berne, but has been released from the squad after contracting conjuctivitis.
Coach Cesare Prandelli has chosen to replace the striker with Udinese forward Diego Fabbrini, who scored twice in Serie A last season.