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Mario Mandzukic winning goal sees Domagoj Vida kiss a cameraman after he gets bundled in celebrations

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk107 hits

CROATIA bundled a cameraman as they celebrated an extra time winner against England in Wednesday's World Cup semi final clash. Mario Mandzukic fired in the decisive goal as Gareth Southgate's men crashed out at the semi-finals, resulting in all the Croatia players bundling a poor cameraman during the celebrations before he was given a apologetic kiss by Domagoj Vida. A cameraman was bundled as...Full Story »

Croatia reaching World Cup final 'a miracle' - Mario Mandzukic

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ESPN83 hits

Mandzukic: Reaching World Cup final 'a miracle' Croatia hero Mario Mandzukic called reaching the World Cup final a "miracle" after his side beat England 2-1 in a dramatic semifinal on Wednesday. The Juventus forward scored the winner in the 109th minute to send the tiny country of just 4 million people to their first-ever World Cup final, and couldn't say enough about the historic achievement ...Full Story »

"Liverpool is always an option" – Mario Gotze open to Premier League switch

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by squawka.com115 hits

Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has admitted he was interested in a move to the Premier League, with rejoining former manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool once a distinct possibility. Across two tenures at Dortmund, the World Cup-winning goalscorer has made 164 appearances for the club, scoring 35 goals and providing 53 assists. When Gotze decided that his time at Bayern Munich – the ...Full Story »

Balotelli could be named Italy captain despite 'ugly' fan banner, Mancini confirms

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by Goal.com84 hits

Mario Balotelli could be named Italy captain but the striker is a doubt to face France, said head coach Roberto Mancini. Balotelli repaid Mancini's faith in recalling him to the international setup with a goal against Saudi Arabia in his first Azzurri appearance for four years. The Nice striker hit out at a banner – featuring the words 'my captain has Italian blood' – displayed d...Full Story »

Mancini satisfied with Balotelli display in Italy victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA39 hits

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini thought Mario Balotelli enjoyed a “good enough” return to life with the Azzurri as the striker scored in a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia.Balotelli, now 27, had not featured for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil four years ago and was recalled by new boss Mancini, his former manager at Manchester City, following a season in which he scored 2...Full Story »

Italy 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Mario Balotelli scores on international return as Italy hold off Saudi Arabia

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA92 hits

Mario Balotelli returned to Italy duty with a bang following a four-year absence as his first-half goal set the tone for a 2-1 friendly victory over Saudi Arabia in St Gallen.The 27-year-old striker, who last featured for the Azzurri at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was recalled by new Italy boss Roberto Mancini after scoring 26 goals for Nice this season.He dug out an emphatic opener to assert ...Full Story »

Joachim Low regrets comparing Mario Gotze to Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by Foxsports.com88 hits

Joachim Low has admitted that he regrets publicly revealing his advice to Mario Gotze before bringing him on in the 2014 World Cup final. Gotze came off the bench to score the winning goal in Germany's 1-0 triumph over Argentina. Low subsequently revealed that he had told the attacking midfielder to "show the world you can be better than Messi". The then FC Bayern München star never hit...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli recalled to Italy squad for first time since 2014 World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by ESPN94 hits

Mario Balotelli is back in the Italy squad after receiving a summer call-up from Roberto Mancini, his former boss at Manchester City. The 27-year-old Nice striker, who has scored 13 goals across his 33 appearances for the Azzurri, last featured for Italy at the 2014 World Cup, subsequently being overlooked by Antonio Conte and Giampiero Ventura. New national team head coach Mancini knows Bal...Full Story »

Germany World Cup squad omits Mario Gotze as Joachim Low signs new contract

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ESPN172 hits

Mario Gotze was not included in Germany's preliminary World Cup squad announced on Tuesday by the German football federation (DFB), which also revealed a contract extension for coach Joachim Low through the 2022 World Cup. Low, who had been linked with a move to Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger, had been under contract through Euro 2020 and said he is driven by the idea of "developing and fur...Full Story »

Southampton vs Manchester City - Mario Lemina faces late fitness test

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA45 hits

Mario Lemina faces a late fitness test ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Manchester City on Sunday. The former Juventus midfielder is battling a hamstring complaint, and is yet to train this week. Jan Bednarek will miss out due to a head injury as Southampton look to confirm their top-flight status. Top scorer Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s only major absentee...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli 'disappointed' at Italy snub, says he deserves another chance

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 by ESPN106 hits

Mario Balotelli has admitted he was disappointed not to be called into the latest Italy squad, but he says he is now mature enough to respond in the right way and try to earn a recall in the near future. The Nice striker was left out of Luigi Di Biagio's squad for the recent friendlies with Argentina and England, in spite of his excellent form in Ligue 1. Balotelli, 27, has scored 22 goals in ...Full Story »

Italy’s continued exclusion of Mario Balotelli is scandalous

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by Goal.com174 hits

The in-form Nice striker is perhaps better than ever, and the time has come for his return to national team set-upWhen Mario Balotelli departed Liverpool for Nice, his reputation was so low that the Reds literally gave him away. He had become a comic book character of fun, someone to be laughed at, even mocked. But 'Super Mario' is back — perhaps better than ever. His road to redempt...Full Story »

Timo Werner, Sandro Wagner, Mario Gomez: Who'll be Germany's No 9?

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Skysports.com98 hits

Mario Gomez, Timo Werner and Sandro Wagner are vying for a starting spot Germany might be the favourites to win the World Cup this summer, but who is going to score the goals to help them lift the trophy? James Walker-Roberts assesses the options at Joachim Low's disposal... Three players, one place. That looks to be the equation for Germany's strikers at the World Cup. Timo Werner, Mario Gom...Full Story »

Derby delight for Hamilton as Marios Ogkmpoe stuns Motherwell

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2018 by PA39 hits

Marios Ogkmpoe backheeled his first goal for Hamilton to send them on their way to a 2-0 derby win over Motherwell.The January signing from Crete showed some smart thinking to net from an 11th-minute corner and Hamilton set about frustrating their Lanarkshire rivals.And they eased their relegation fears after David Templeton capitalised on a misunderstanding in the Motherwell midfield to net a s...Full Story »

Mario Lemina's Wag and Mario Balotelli's ex-girlfriend Fanny Neguesha reveals she is pregnant

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk256 hits

SOUTHAMPTON midfielder Mario Lemina is to become a dad for the second time. The Gabon star, 24, announced in a gushing Instagram post that girlfriend Fanny Neguesha is pregnant. Mario Lemina and girlfriend Fanny Neguesha are expecting a baby together Lemina and Belgian model Fanny, 27, feel her baby bump in an emotional picture. He captioned it: "It was first a look then a smile... no one im...Full Story »

Claudio Pizarro and Mario Gomez scored in the same Bundesliga match and we’re not sure what year it is

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com92 hits

Hearing that Claudio Pizarro and Mario Gomez have both scored in the same Bundesliga match has left us a little confused. I mean, have we somehow time travelled back to 2010? Because we're having a serious Bundesliga nostalgia trip right now. The veteran duo his the back of the net as Koln took on Stuttgart this afternoon. Pizarro, who hit the opener for Koln, is the most impressive of the pa...Full Story »

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco keen to manage Mario Balotelli amid Roma links

Posted Monday, March 05, 2018 by squawka.com120 hits

Eusebio Di Francesco said he is willing to sign Mario Balotelli, a player the Roma manager feels has "huge" potential. The Italian forward's contract with Nice expires in June, at which point he will become a free agent. It is claimed talks have been held with Juventus, Napoli, Inter and Roma over a possible move. Balotelli has scored 21 goals for Nice this season and is in good form. The 27...Full Story »

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com100 hits

Mario Balotelli's yellow card for reporting racist abuse to the referee has been labelled "unacceptable" by Kick It Out. The organisation, which attempts to combat discriminatory behaviour, including racism, in English football, released a statement on Monday following Nice's 3-2 defeat to Dijon over the weekend. Balotelli was cautioned in the 74th minute of that Ligue 1 encounter, with Nice...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho eyes £40million Joao Mario to replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Man Utd

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Express.co.uk141 hits

Mkhitaryan made his first start for United since early November in yesterday's match against Southampton. But the Armenia international was unable to affect the result of the match as the Red Devils settled for a 0-0 draw. Having fallen out of favour under Mourinho, Mkhitaryan has since been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Inter are said to be keeping a close eye on the former Boru...Full Story »

Nice striker Mario Balotelli wants 'big club,' favours Man City, AC Milan and Inter

Posted Friday, December 22, 2017 by ESPN119 hits

Mario Balotelli says he hopes big clubs are taking note of his continued good form at Nice as he eyes a return to Serie A or the Premier League in future. The Italian forward has scored 16 goals in 21 games this season for the Ligue 1 side -- just one short of the 17 he scored in 28 outings last season. While confirming he is enjoying life on the Cote d'Azur, Balotelli admits he does still see...Full Story »

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