Mario Balotelli Back In Italy Squad To Help World Cup Qualification After 3-Year Absence

Mario Balotelli is back in the Italy national team squad after three years of absent.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini has called up Balotelli and 34 other players to a training camp in Florence this week.

The skilled and powerful 31-year-old attacker is looking to resurrect his career with Adana Demirspor in Turkey after dismal spells with Brescia and Monza in Serie B, whilst helping Italy to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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After failing to top their group, Italy are now to play in the play-offs to be able to qualify.

Italy and Portugal were drawn into the same qualifying playoff, meaning at least one will fail to qualify for the tournament.

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