Dutch legend Cruyff blames clubs for 'bad boy' Balotelli's behavior

Dutch legend Cruyff blames clubs for 'bad boy' Balotelli's behavior

Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff has stated that Italy striker Mario Balotelli should not be blamed for his poor disciplinary records on the field as clubs failed to impartbetter education to him.

Nov 12, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

Plenty of challenges for Antonio Conte with Italy

Unloved even in their own country, Italy`s national team clearly need a radical overhaul and, if anyone can do it, then it is the steely-willed Antonio Conte who was named as their new coach on Thursday.

Aug 15, 2014, 10:19 AM IST

Balotelli to stay at AC Milan

Mario Balotelli has insisted that he will stay at AC Milan this season to prepare for the World Cup.

Jan 08, 2014, 17:00 PM IST

Napoli in six-goal thriller, Balotelli saves Milan

Two goals in three minutes from Napoli`s Goran Pandev were not enough to secure victory as his side threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at home to Udinese in an end-to-end Serie A thriller on Saturday.

Dec 08, 2013, 10:53 AM IST

Balotelli fends off `zombie attack` in `new` promotional clip

In a promotional clip for an upcoming award show, Italian footballer Mario Balotelli is seen speaking to the camera at Milan`s training ground when a zombie suddenly appears, according to reports.

Dec 07, 2013, 11:41 AM IST

Maverick Balotelli tired of being in `eye of cyclone`

Mario Balotelli is tired of being in the eye of a hurricane, the president of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) said on Monday after the maverick international became embroiled in another row.

Oct 14, 2013, 19:30 PM IST

Milan to appeal against Balotelli ban

AC Milan confirmed they will appeal against Italain striker Mario Balotelli`s three-match ban.

Sep 24, 2013, 12:33 PM IST

I feel like a loser, admits Balotelli

Italy striker Mario Balotelli says he "feels like a loser" after injury has deprived him of the opportunity to gain "revenge" over Spain ahead of Thursday`s Confederations Cup semi-final.

Jun 26, 2013, 09:18 AM IST

Allegri compares Balotelli to Ibrahimovic

AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri has compared Mario Balotelli to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and said the former Manchester City striker could still improve as a player.

Mar 30, 2013, 15:05 PM IST

Only Messi is better than me, says Totti

Roma legend Francesco Totti says only Barcelona star Lionel Messi is better than him in world football.

Mar 28, 2013, 17:05 PM IST

Italy lacked intensity: Coach Prandelli


Mar 27, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

Cesare Maldini praises Italy coach for doing fabulous job

Former national football coach Paolo Maldini has praised Cesare Prandelli for doing a fabulous job with Italy.

Mar 26, 2013, 15:43 PM IST

Seedorf likely to be banned for six matches

Botafogo midfielder Clarence Seedorf was likely to receive a six-match ban after a Brazilian sports tribunal launched an investigation into an incident that led to his stoppage-time dismissal.

Mar 26, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

Alexander Pato poised for Brazil recall

Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato is set to be recalled by national football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for Brazil`s friendly against Bolivia next month.

Mar 24, 2013, 13:09 PM IST

Man City ahead of Chelsea to sign Atletico star Falcao for 50m pounds

Manchester City look to be in the `pole position` to sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao in a 50 million-pound bid after the Colombian striker said that he does not want to join Chelsea.

Mar 24, 2013, 12:04 PM IST

FIFA seeks AC Milan star Boateng`s help to kick out racism from football

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng to help them in their fight against racism in football.

Mar 22, 2013, 16:48 PM IST

Balotelli all set for `dream` AC Milan move

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is all set to join Italian giants AC Milan in a 24 million pound deal despite club owner Silvio Berlusconi branding him a rotten apple recently.

Jan 19, 2013, 13:00 PM IST

Italy manager Prandelli tells Balotelli he is no ‘super hero’

Italy manager Cesar Prandelli has urged Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to give a better description of himself on the football pitch and put an end to his non-stop controversies surrounding him.

Jan 15, 2013, 16:03 PM IST

Mancini insists ‘bad boy’ Balotelli not leaving Man City

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has claimed he is happy with Mario Balotelli, and added that the Italian striker is not going anywhere.

Jan 12, 2013, 16:02 PM IST

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure: Balotelli will be one of the Premier League`s best

The Ivory Coast international has tipped his team-mate to overcome his various troubles since arriving from Inter to become one of the greatest players in England

Dec 13, 2012, 09:35 AM IST