Friday October 11 2013
'WC without Balotelli unthinkable'

Cesare Prandelli has insisted that an Italy without Mario Balotelli is ‘unthinkable’.

The Azzurri are set to be without the Milan striker for the World Cup qualifier with Denmark on Friday, but the Coach has claimed that the forward will be first on the plane to Brazil.

“A World Cup without Mario is absolutely unthinkable,” he told reporters. “I’m convinced that from now on he will not do anything out of the ordinary and will be completely prepared for the tournament.

“Mario has to break away from his problems and try to get out of these difficulties.”