Mario Balotelli and Alessio Cerci  during an Italy training session at Coverciano on in Florence. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

If Mario Balotelli had ever suspected that his recall to the Italy squad for Sunday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan was a case of(...)

Italy’s coach Antonio Conte gets his point across  during the Euro 2016 qualification match against Azerbaijan in Palermo. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

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Japan’s goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima (L) reacts after Italy’s Sebastian Giovinco scored the winning goal during their Confederations Cup Group A soccer match at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Italy 4 Japan 3: Substitute Sebastian Giovinco tapped in a late goal to secure Italy a thrilling win a semi-final berth in the Confederations Cup.(...)