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Prandelli hopeful over Balotelli

October 18, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says the time has come for Mario Balotelli to prove he deserves to be judged for what he does on the field.

• Prandelli hails Balotelli efforts

Balotelli was undoubtedly the difference for Italy in their 3-1 win over Denmark on Tuesday, putting on a superb second-half display that went some way towards combating the perception that he is lazy and unprofessional.

Following the match, the striker responded pointedly to comments ...

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