Mario Balotelli

Balotelli backed to make Italy World Cup squad

Will Balo be making the trip to Brazil?

Credit: PA

Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete has come out in defence of embattled AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

With less than two months to go before the start of the World Cup, the local media have questioned whether Balotelli should be included in the Italy squad for the tournament in Brazil.