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FOOTBALL: Balotelli out of Confederations Cup

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2013 | 8:52 AM

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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