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Known for his
technical ability, Balotelli,
sometimes nicknamed Super
Mario by commentators, can play anywhere along
the front line,
preferably as a centre forward. He is a good set-piece taker and
regarded as one of the best young strikers in Italy.
Balotelli received his first
call-up for the Italy senior team as part
of the squad announced by new head
coach Cesare Prandelli for a friendly
match against Côte d'Ivoire, the first match
after the 2010 World Cup.