Found July 02, 2012 on With Leather:
Italy may have had its meatballs snipped off by Spain with a 4-0 loss in the Euro 2012 Final, but that doesn’t mean it’s all misery and depression for Mario Balotelli and Co. In fact, for Italy’s star player, today is filled with nothing but good news, as he has rekindled his failed love affair with soccer WAG Raffaella Fico. So what’d it take to bring these two lovebirds back together? An unexpected pregnancy. Hooray, cupid! Fico told the gossip rags that she used a pregnancy test to confirm her expectations and she let Balotelli in on the news over the weekend. And it’s really nice to see that Balotelli is manning up and taking responsibility. Hopefully, this time he won’t allegedly cheat on Fico with an expensive English prostitute 5 times, after Wayne Rooney also allegedly had a fling with her. But if Balotelli can get over everyone reminding him that Fico is just Cristiano Ronaldo’s sloppy seconds, then he can get through anything. After all, it must be pretty hard to say no ...

Japanese player steals Balotelli's celebration

In a Japanese professional soccer match (J-League), Vissel Kobe's Ken Tokura celebrates a long-distance goal against Kawasaki Frontale by ripping off his soccer jersey and flexing with a stone cold face, much like the goal celebration move by Italian striker Mario Balotelli in the Euro 2012 semifinal. Tokura received a yellow card for excessive celebration, but his goal held...

Euro 2012 soccer: Trash talking Mario Balotelli mentions Shakira

Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli was talking trash to Spanish defender Gerard Pique as Italy and Spain were about to meet in the Euro 2012 soccer final. He even tweeted about Pique’s girlfriend, the singer Shakira.

Parents-to-be: Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli and model Raffaella Fico

Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli, fresh off his loss in the Euro 2012 finals against Spain, has something to cheer about. He’s going to be a father. The Daily Mail reports that Balotelli’s former girlfriend, Italian model Raffaella Fico, is pregnant and that the two are getting back together. “I called the day before the game against Germany and I said, I'm expecting...

Agent: Balotelli worth over $300 million

The agent of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli claims his client is worth €250 million. Balotelli featured for Italy in Sunday's 4-0 final defeat to Spain at Euro 2012. The 21-year-old, who stole the limelight by scoring two superb goals in his national team's 2-0 triumph over Germany in the semifinals of the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, has been linked with...

Balotelli Idolised By African Family Who Have Never Met Him

Mario Balotelli celebrated his second goal against Germany by flexing his musclesAs Italy clinched their place in today’s Euro 2012 final, two-goal hero Mario Balotelli wanted to celebrate with one special person.Running from the edge of the pitch, he dived into the crowd in the stands to give the woman he calls “Mum” a big hug.Emotional Mario dedicated his goals to Silvia...

Balotelli 'should accept defeat'

Mario Balotelli should accept Italy were beaten by a better side in Sunday night's Euro 2012 final according to the striker's coach Cesare Prandelli. Although, Balotelli returned to collect his medal in the Olympic Stadium following the Azzurri's 4-0 hammering by Spain, the 21-year-old was clearly upset at how the evening had unfolded. Initially, the Manchester City...

'Super' Mario Balotelli Makes Triumphant Japan Return Through Ken Tokura Goal Celebration (Video)

Add "trendsetter" to the list of adjectives applicable to Mario Balotelli. The striker's stoic goal celebration in Italy's 2-1 victory over Germany in the 2012 UEFA European Championships is starting to catch on globally. After bagging his second, and decisive, goal of the game, Balotelli stopped on a dime, ripped off his jersey, and flexed while menacingly staring...

Euro 2012 was Mario Balotelli’s tournament

As Euro 2012 came to a close on Sunday, it was Mario Balotelli along with all of Europe and the world looking up at champion Spain. But if there was one truth to be told about the previous 23 days, it’s that this was Balotelli’s tournament. It’s been a time when the budding superstar’s glaring potential finally transformed into reality, when his dynamic play for once overshadowed...

Di Canio: Balotelli ´deserves a lot of slaps´

Paolo Di Canio has labelled Mario Balotelli an ‘egotist’ and believes Italy coach Cesare Prandelli should be punishing the forward....

Column: Balotelli challenging minds with his feet

The ignoramus who scrawled ''non sei un vero italiano, sei un africano nero'' - ''You are not a true Italian, you are a black African'' - on a wall near the San Siro stadium in Milan. Did he, despite himself, leap off his sofa in delight when Mario Balotelli thumped home his goal for Italy with a powerful nod of his shaven black head and put their...

Balotelli unfazed by Euro pressure

Mario Balotelli says Manchester City’s title success means defeat in the Euro 2012 final for Italy would not signal a...

The many occupations of Mario Balotelli

The jack hammer one’s my favorite. Credit: The Score

UEFA Euro 2012: Spain vs. Italy final preview

After 30 games played and 72 goals scored, just one match remains in the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.  In a rematch from the group stage, reigning World Cup champion Spain will attempt to defend its Euro crown against an Italian team that appears to be peaking just at the right time.  Can La Furia Roja take home yet another major tournament title?  Or will Mario Balotelli and the...

Balotelli gains a fan in Platini

Michel Platini says he has been impressed by Mario Balotelli’s performances so far at Euro 2012. The UEFA president, a...

Euro 2012 Finals Preview

Spain vs. Italy. Xavi vs. Pirlo. Casillas vs. Buffon. Balotelli vs. Pique. Iniesta vs. Chielini. I could go on and on and on, but I’m sure you get the idea. Two of the world’s biggest football powers facing off in one match to decide which team can be deemed the European football Champions. On one hand you have the defending European and World Cup Champions in Spain, who have...
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