Mario Balotelli “is feeling better” and scored in today’s game between ranks ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier with Armenia.
The striker missed the 2-2 draw in Denmark on Friday due to an illness and only jogged a little in yesterday’s training session.
However, this morning he played in Italy’s game between ranks alongside Giuseppe Rossi and even scored a goal.
“Mario is feeling better,” said Coach Cesare Prandelli.
This was also evident by his interactions on Twitter, as Balotelli posted a picture of the Gazzetta dello Sport headline: ‘Balotelli is ill, but will be there in Naples as a symbol against the Camorra.’
“This is what you say! I am coming because football is wonderful and everyone should play it where they want, plus there’s a game!!!!”
Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Armenia will be preceded by a training session at a football pitch built on land confiscated from the Camorra – the Neapolitan Mafia.