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Balotelli out of tournament, returns to Italy

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Italy striker Mario Balotelli will play no further part in the Confederations Cup and is to return home to receive treatment on a thigh injury, team doctor Enrico Castellacci announced on Monday. 

Italy's forward Mario Balotelli runs during a training session at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, northeastern Brazil, on June 21, 2013. Balotelli will play no further part in the Confederations Cup and is to return home to receive treatment on a thigh injury, team doctor Enrico Castellacci announced on Monday.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) had previously revealed that Balotelli would not play in Thursday's semi-final against Spain after scans revealed a torn muscle in his left thigh.

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