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Italy wept in changing room, says Buffon


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mario Balotelli may have cried right on the ground after Italy's 0-4 defeat to Spain in the Euro 2012 final, but almost the whole ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Torres wins Golden Boot


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2012 European championship.The Spaniard, who scored a goal and an assist ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Italy were ‘cleverer’ than Germany, says Loew


June 29th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany coach Joachim Loew said Friday the Italian nous was the difference between the sides in their Euro 2012 semifinal, which was decided by Mario ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Balotelli brace stuns Germans, sends Italy to final


June 29th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two brute-force goals by Mario Balotelli were enough to give Italy a 2-1 win over Germany in their Euro 2012 semifinal Friday, setting up a ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Germany can’t let Italy dictate, says Loew


June 28th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German coach Joachim Loew has warned his side will go all out to prevent Italy from dominating the ball in their Euro 2012 semifinal in ... Read more...

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I will take a penalty if needed: Hart


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 22 (IANS) England goalkeeper Joe Hart has put his hand up for taking spot kicks for his country if needed and has backed himself to do a ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Italy have fitness problems, says coach Prandelli


June 15th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy have problems with fitness and these are costing the team as players flag in the final half-hour, coach Cesare Prandelli said.A Mario ... Read more...

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Aguero dreams of winning more EPL titles for Man City


May 10th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Manchester City's Argentinian star Sergio Aguero has expressed his desire to win more English Premier League (EPL) titles for his club.City will clinch their first title ... Read more...

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Balotelli wants to stay with Manchester City


April 13th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Italian striker Mario Balotelli said he had no plans to leave Manchester City despite reports of rifts between him and manager Roberto Mancini.Mancini had said ... Read more...

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City striker Balotelli faces nine-match ban


April 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is staring at an elongated ban which might see him sit out for nine games after the Football Association (FA) ... Read more...

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Porto fined after racial abuse by fans


April 4th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Portuguese football club FC Porto were fined 16,000 pounds after their fans racially abused Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli when the two teams met in the ... Read more...

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Mancini tells Balotelli to stop smoking


December 31st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has slammed Italian striker Mario Balotelli for his smoking habit.Mancini, who brought Balotelli to England from his Italian club ... Read more...

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Manchester United sign up 5 years old Charlie Jackson


November 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Premiere League champions Manchester United used the “catch them young” tactics to bring 5-year-old Charlie Jackson into their fold. The youngster was spotted by Manchester’s scouts when ... Read more...

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Manchester City’s Balotelli saw a table of cocaine


November 9th, 2011 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
Naples, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has told anti-mafia investigators that during a visit to a gangster stronghold in Italy's Naples city he found himself staring at ... Read more...

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Get me Nasri and Aguero, says Mancini


July 16th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, July 16 (IANS) Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to bring Arsenal mid-fielder Samir Nasri and Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero to the club.Mancini is likely to seal ... Read more...

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Balotelli gives 1K pounds to a Manchester tramp


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): Soccer star Mario Balotelli was at his generous best when he gave a thousand pounds to a tramp outside a casino after winning 25,000 pounds.According to The Sun, ... Read more...

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Lap dancing bar bouncer batters Man City Balotelli’s Maserati


April 6th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 6 (ANI): Manchester City football ace Mario Balotelli had his Maserati bashed in by a bouncer after he was kicked out of a lap-dancing club.Some of his group were accused ... Read more...

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Balotelli faces Mancini’s wrath after bad challenge on Tevez during training


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2(ANI): Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned his striker Mario Balotelli that he is in the last-chance saloon after another explosive bust-up at the club.According to the Sun, ... Read more...

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‘Stupid’ Balotelli responsible for crashing of Man City’s Europa League dream


March 18th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said that 'stupid' Mario Balotelli is responsible for the crashing of his team's Europa League dream.Balotelli was given a red card ... Read more...

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‘Exhausted’ Tevez needs a break to get back to his best: Mancini


March 17th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said skipper Carlos Tevez needs a break to get back to his best.The goals have dried up for Tevez, with just one ... Read more...

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Football Association gives special treatment to Man U: Mancini


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has accused the Football Association of favouring bitter rivals Manchester United after striker Wayne Rooney escaped punishment despite TV footage clearly showing him ... Read more...

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Mario Balotelli’s girlfriend claims Berlusconi badgered her at his party


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Italian footballer Mario Balotelli's girlfriend has revealed how Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi kept badgering her at one of his bunga bunga parties.Sara Tommasi, 29, a model, said ... Read more...

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Ronaldo advises Balotelli to ‘talk less and think about playing more’


January 26th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26(ANI): Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has told outspoken Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to talk less and concentrate on his football.Balotelli has been at the centre of a number ... Read more...

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Rooney not even the best in Manchester United, says City’s Balotelli


January 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19(ANI): Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has launched an incredible tirade targeting Manchester United star Wayne Rooney."He's (Rooney) good, but he is not the best in Manchester," the Sun quoted ... Read more...

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Coach Mancini fines four Man City stars for fighting during training


January 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.14 (ANI): Coach Roberto Mancini has fined four Manchester City stars for fighting at training.Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Mario Balotelli and Jerome Boateng were all hit in the pocket for ... Read more...

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Homesick Balotelli wants to leave Man City


December 28th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who joined Manchester City just five months before, wants to leave the club as he is homesick after failing to settle in Manchester.He ... Read more...

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Mancini asks sulking Man City stars to stop complaining


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Fed up with members of his expensively-assembled Manchester City squad, boss Robert Mancini has asked his sulking stars to stop complaining and concentrate on winning a trophy for ... Read more...

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Manchester City’s striker Mario dumped publicly by girlfriend


September 18th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): Manchester City's striker Mario Balotelli was dumped publicly on live TV when his girlfriend saw the video footage of another woman at his apartment.An Italian gossip show told ... Read more...

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Tottenham’s to make sensational bid for Adebayor


August 31st, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has made a sensational bid to get Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.Talks have taken place at the highest level with club chairman Daniel Levy, ... Read more...

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Impossible to compete with ‘money-bags’ Man City in buying players: Mourinho


August 25th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Taking a dig at Manchester City's huge spending prowess, Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that they cannot compete with them in terms of buying new players.Mourinho ... Read more...

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Balotelli is even better than Torres: Mancini


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that he has no regrets about missing out on Fernando Torres, as new signing Mario Balotelli is even better than ... Read more...

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Balotelli promises Man City fans to score more goals


August 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Manchester City's new buy Mario Balotelli has promised club fans that there is plenty more to come after his debut in Romania.City's new 23 million pounds striker from ... Read more...

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New signing Balotelli will make Man City title favourites: Ancelotti


August 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that Manchester City's new signing Mario Balotelli will turn them into title favourites.The former Inter Milan chief said: "Mario is a great ... Read more...

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Clubs ‘Kamikaze spending’ will not help to build successful side: Ferguson


August 18th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Taking a dig at rivals Manchester City for spending a staggering 130 million pounds, Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has said that City's "kamikaze spending" will ... Read more...

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Manchester City’s summer spree passes 100 m pounds


August 14th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (DPA) Manchester City took their summer spending through the 100 million-pound ($156 million) mark Friday after they signed striker Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan. The 20-year-old Italian signed a five-year ... Read more...

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