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Balotelli's Agent Fuming With Italy Snub

Balotelli's Agent Fuming With Italy Snub

By SL International - Mar 21, 2018 04:03 PM

Nice striker Mario Balotelli was once again left out of the recent Italy squad, but his agent, Mino Raiola, was not happy to see his client snubbed.

Read: Italy Announce Squad For Argentina & England Friendlies, Several Stars Snubbed

Italy will face England and Argentina in the international break, with Luigi Di Biagio taking over the reigns on an interim basis.

Balotelli has bagged 22 goals in 31 appearances for Lille this season, but was overlooked once again and Raiola was not too pleased.

"We're disappointed with the failure to call-up Balotelli," Raiola told Radio 24..

"We're even more disappointed with the explanation we received publicly, because we haven't spoken to anyone.

"If Di Biagio says that numbers don't count for a striker then the national team is closed for players like him."

Read: Gallery: Argentina, Spain, Germany & Co. Launch 2018 WC Away Kits

Since making his national team debut on 10 August 2010, Balotelli has made 33 appearances, scoring 13 goals in the process.

Do you think Balotelli deserves a call-up for Italy? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Mar 22, 2018 09:44 AM
The coach doesn't want black italian
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 22, 2018 03:26 AM
He deserve a call up even if he's a bad boy!
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munyaradzied.masango@facebook.com Mar 21, 2018 10:43 PM
Its nt abt goals alone bt discipline.u dnt hav manners cow.
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fanist Mar 21, 2018 07:27 PM
Come back to your roots we will appreciate your talent as Africans
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fanist Mar 21, 2018 07:25 PM
It's only because of his race nothing else
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moroja Mar 21, 2018 07:16 PM
This guy is a pure racist
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Zakes2324 Mar 21, 2018 07:09 PM
Maybe Super Mario should have chosen another Country to play for coz this Italian doesn't appreciate his abilities
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 21, 2018 05:57 PM
Racism and favoritism at its best
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Rince Mar 21, 2018 05:41 PM
wat do this guy did to italy sure sure?, bamzondani mara lomjita
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Rince Mar 21, 2018 05:39 PM
That's Unfair This Guy Deserved A Call Up
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 21, 2018 04:27 PM
racist country

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