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Man City's Balotelli to be fit for England clash

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is expected to be fit for Italy against England tomorrow.

Balotelli, who hopes to start the Euro quarter-final clash for Italy in Kiev, suffered pain in his back as he left the pitch.

Balotelli later insisted he was fine but defender Giorgio Chiellini is definitely out and midfielder Thiago Motta is battling a strain.

Italian doctor Enrico Castellacci said: "Balotelli got some small pain in his back but will be fit.

"Chiellini is improving a lot but he will not be ready for England. Motta is training and we will assess him. We do not know if he can face England."

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