Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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If last year's European Championship was the moment Mario Balotelli revealed himself to a global audience, this year's Confederations Cup is shaping up as confirmation that he is a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. And if Italy appeared hesitant at times to heap too much pressure on Balotelli in Poland and Ukraine, that's no longer an issue. The AC Milan striker scored the winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Mexico. According to Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon, the difference for Balotelli is that he has gained more confidence by playing regularly for Milan since his January transfer from Manchester City.
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