“We expect goals and great performances from Mario Balotelli, not problems,” insisted FIGC President Giancarlo Abete.
The Milan striker was sent off in Friday’s 0-0 World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic.
“Of course we expect goals and great performances from Balotelli, not problems,” Federation chief Abete told Sky Sport Italia.
“If we look back to the famous Italy-Germany in Euro 2012, we can always expect exceptional results from him.
“He is a main character, both in technical terms and for the media.”
Super Mario is in the Italy squad for the Confederations Cup, but won’t feature in tonight’s friendly with Haiti.
The match in Rio de Janeiro is a charity event to raise funds for the people of Haiti.