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Italy coach Prandelli appeals to Balotelli

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ROME (AP)

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has issued another appeal to Mario Balotelli for the wild-headed Manchester City striker to get his act together in time for the European Championship.

Prandelli left Balotelli off his squad for last month's friendly loss to the United States for disciplinary reasons, but he's still hoping to include him in the final 23-man list for the June 8-July 1 tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

Prandelli said: ''In my head, Balotelli is a starter, but he still needs to show that he's got the personality and capacity to handle this pressure.''

Prandelli also came out in support of TV replay use, saying it is ''a deterrent for controversy and violence.''

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