Confederations Cup news

Italy rules star Mario Balotelli out

June 23, 2013
By Associated Press
FORTALEZA, Brazil - Forward Mario Balotelli will miss Italy's semifinal vs. Spain in the Confederations Cup due to a strained thigh, handing the team another major injury complication before facing the World Cup holder.

The Italian Football Federation made the announcement Sunday following medical tests on Balotelli's left quadriceps.

The injury occurred during Italy's 4-2 loss to Brazil on Saturday.

The federation said that Balotelli would continue ...

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