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Everton defender Jagielka: England wary of Balotelli

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says England are wary of Italy firebrand Mario Balotelli.

Jagielka knows England will have to play close attention to the AC Milan striker.

"He is a character but he scores goals," the Everton centre-back said.

"He has fantastic ability and a fantastic shot on him, particularly the way these (World Cup) balls move.

"We will be desperate to make sure he is not able to strike from distance. Hopefully we will make the right decisions and get the points."

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