Confederations Cup news
Balotelli ruled out of Confederations Cup
June 25, 2013
By ESPN staff
It was revealed on Monday that Balotelli would miss the Azzurri's semi-final against Spain, although doctors initially hoped the AC Milan striker would return in time for either the final or third-place playoff.
Enrico Castellacci, the head of Italy's medical staff, confirmed Balotelli has left Brazil as a precaution to avoid further injury.