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Balotelli: Italy increased my popularity

March 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
Italy and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli says he owes his increased popularity in Italy to the national team.

Balotelli left Italy under a cloud in 2010 following a turbulent time at Inter Milan. However, he established himself as a key player in the national side during last summer's European Championship, notably by scoring both goals in the 2-1 semi-final victory over Germany.

"Many people like me, but not everybody," Balotelli said on Sunday ahead of Italy's World Cup ...

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