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Balotelli ruled out of Confederations Cup

June 25, 2013
By ESPN staff
Mario Balotelli will play no further part in Italy's Confederations Cup campaign after being sent home to recover from a thigh injury.

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.
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