Balotelli doubtful for Azzurri

05 October 2011 12:21
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is a doubt for Italy's Euro 2012 qualifier in Serbia on Friday after picking up a back injury.[LNB] Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the 21-year-old missed Wednesday morning's training session after suffering the problem on Tuesday and left team's training camp in Coverciano to undergo further tests in a nearby hospital.[LNB]Balotelli's injury is a further setback for the Italians, who are already without Inter Milan forward Giampaolo Pazzini (foot) and are sweating on the fitness of Villarreal frontman Giuseppe Rossi (knee).[LNB]AC Milan's Antonio Cassano and Parma's Sebastian Giovinco are currently Italy's only fit strikers for Friday's game in Belgrade, and coach Cesare Prandelli may be forced to call up a replacement.

Source: Team_Talk