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Mario Balotelli recalled to the Italy national team

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Dan Burke

Mario Balotelli has earned a sensational recall to the Italian national team.

The Azzurri face North Macedonia in their World Cup qualifying play-off in March and later this week, Roberto Mancini will gather a 35-man squad for a training camp in Coverciano.

And for the first time since September 2018, Balotelli has been called up by his country.

Here is the 35-man squad in full …

Balotelli joined Turkish SĂźper Lig side Adana Demirspor in the summer of 2021 and has performed well for the club, with nine goals in 21 appearances so far.

Whether he will be in the full squad for the play-offs remains to be seen, but his strong relationship with Mancini means he has a good chance.

The other interesting name on the 35-man list is 29-year-old Cagliari forward JoĂŁo Pedro, who earns his first ever senior international call-up having previously been capped for Brazil at U17 level.

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