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Balotelli: It was a disgrace how long I had to wait to play for Italy

09:00 SAST 2016/06/09
Mario Balotelli Italy 2014
The 25-year-old forward was not allowed to represent his country at any age level until 2008 and he has exclusively explained to Goal just how frustrated he was at the situation

Goal's Euro 2016 columnist Mario Balotelli has lifted the lid on his frustrations at not being able to play for Italy before he was 18.

After a dispute over his citizenship the 25-year-old striker was eventually allowed to play for the Under-21 side in 2008 and he has revealed to Goal just how annoyed he was at the situation.

Check out the video above as Balotelli exclusively speaks to Goal!

Mario Balotelli appears courtesy of PUMA Football