Neymar and Mario Balotelli are two different footballers with different backgrounds, different temperaments and, of course, different playing styles. But the two share one common trait: As young, talented attackers featuring for highly regarded national sides, both find themselves in the spotlight this summer at the FIFA Confederations Cup. Show More Summary
The sublimely ridiculous and the ridiculously sublime all at once.
I don’t know who first came up with the idea to put a TV camera on AC Milan play-by-play announcer Tiziano Crudeli, but it really must have been a no-brainer. I don’t think any announcer in sports today gets as worked up and gives as many over-the-top reactions as he does. Of course, Crudeli’s allegiance [...]
One of the most memorable sights during Italy’s 2-1 win over Mexico at Maracana on Sunday night were the pictures of Mario & Luigi celebrating Mario Balotelli’s second half winner for the Azzurri. After the AC Milan centre-forward powered the Europeans into the lead for the second time, the camera panned into the crowd were two [...]
Mario Balotelli ’s powerful strike with 12 minutes to play helped Italy to a 2-1 win over Mexico in Rio de Janeiro, while Luiz Suarez’s spectacular free-kick goal against Spain wasn ’t quite enough for Uruguay, who were in tough against world and European champions Spain in Recife. Show More Summary
Mario Balotelli capped a fine display from Italy to open up their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over Mexico. Super Mario gave the Azzurri the lead after Javier Hernandez's penalty had earlier cancelled out Andrea Pirlo's sensational free-kick. Show More Summary
Mario Balotelli came into Sunday's match between Italy and Mexico being talked about for all the wrong reasons. Nine days before in Prague he had received two yellow cards in a four-minute span and left Italy with 10 men in their World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic. Show More Summary
Italy started their 2013 Confederations Cup well with a 2-1 win over Mexico. The Italians got out on the front foot early and were the aggressors for most of the first half. Mario Balotelli got quite a few touches but couldn't do much with his chances. Show More Summary
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup will not only feature some of the best football nations in the world, but also some underrated individual talent. While all eyes will be on elite strikers like Neymar, Chicharito and Mario Balotelli in...Show More Summary
Not quite sure how to explain this one… Suspect this will only add to the myth of Super Mario.
Also, reaction to Jose Mourinho's first presser as returning Chelsea boss & is Mario Balotelli getting married?
Any ranking involving the mercurial Mario Balotelli will contain anything from the unbelievably bizarre to the shockingly entertaining. Let's take a route less traveled by the media this time—looking at some of Mario Balotelli 's best moments for both club and country. Show More Summary
Scandinavian trio the Norwegian Crab Pots have become a viral success story this summer, as the triumvirate of jokers take apart famous players after famous players. On the back of videos about Barcelona, Stoke and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, next in the firing line is AC Milan and Italian centre-forward Mario Balotelli All the Super Mario favourite moments are included in [...]
That poor wall.
The ongoing saga of Mario Balotelli continues after the Italian striker picked up a double yellow in the second half of a goalless draw between Italy and the Czech Republic. Italy now has 14 points in Group B, four more than second-place Bulgaria. Show More Summary
Why. Always. Him? Even when he’s minding his own business and on his best behaviour, Mario Balotelli just seems unable to avoid attracting problems. Balo was quite harshly sent off in Italy’s stalemate with Czech Republic for two bookable offences, and he wasn’t a happy bunny. Clearly incensed with the decision, he waited til he [...]
Mario Balotelli was ejected for a second yellow card in today's Italy-Czech Republic World Cup qualifier. On his way off the field, he ripped himself away from his coaches before punching and kicking his way down the tunnel. An innocent plexiglass wall appeared to take the bulk of the abuse. Show More Summary
@finallymario I never said I dislike you.. Just the media trying to create headlines #realtalk — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 6, 2013 Tell a lie on me that I say I’m going to run fast but don’t create lies on me for a headline.. #nodistraction#focus — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 6, [...]
Every so often a new picture comes to light of someone trying to dressing up as Mario Balotelli. There has been the offensive, blacked-up Baby Balotelli, as well as the far cuter mini Balotelli impersonator. Now a new image is doing the rounds featuring an alleged man from Congo doing his best Mario Balotelli impression by balancing [...]
Usain Bolt and Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli don't appear to like each other very much. This week Bolt, who is in Rome for a race, did an interview with TG1 where he made some disparaging comments about the AC Milan player. HeShow More Summary