The Italian soccer federation says the striker has “a minor right knee problem.” He’ll be re-examined by a team doctor on Sunday.
Balotelli has been the target of reported racial abuse in matches against Croatia and Spain during Euro 2012. UEFA opened a case against the Croatian soccer association after reports that fans made monkey chants toward Balotelli.
The injury could open up a spot for Antonio Di Natale in the starting lineup.
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