Associated Press  |  Last updated October 15, 2012
Fever permitting, Mario Balotelli will return to Italy's attack for the first time since his standout European Championship performance when the Azzurri host Denmark on Tuesday. The World Cup qualifier should also mark Balotelli's first match in the San Siro stadium since leaving Inter Milan for Manchester City after the 2009-10 season. The joint leading scorer at Euro 2012, Balotelli missed qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta last month after undergoing laser eye surgery, then also sat out Italy's 3-1 win in Armenia on Friday due to a fever. But he's feeling better now. Meanwhile, Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon now has a left leg problem. Italy leads Group B with seven points, two ahead of Bulgaria. Denmark, which drew 1-1 at 10-man Bulgaria on Friday, is next to bottom with two points.
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