FOOTBALL: Balotelli out of Confederations Cup
Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of the rest of the Confederations Cup in Brazil with a thigh injury.
The 22-year-old Balotelli scored in Italy's group games against Mexico and Japan.
He played the full 90 minutes of the 4-2 defeat to Brazil but will now miss Thursday's semi-final against Spain.
Playmaker Andrea Pirlo may be fit to face Spain after he missed the Brazil match with a calf injury.
Hosts Brazil will face Uruguay in the first semi-final tomorrow.
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