Stefano Okaka Set To Replace Mario Balotelli For Italy U-21 Clash With Luxembourg

The Inter hitman is suspended for the encounter on Tuesday night...
After watching the Azzurrini fall to a 2-0 defeat against Hungary on Friday evening, coach Pierluigi Casiraghi was once again forced to rue Mario Balotelli’s discipline issues, as the Inter hitman earned himself a booking for dissent.

With the Nerazzurri youngster now banned for Tuesday evening’s crucial encounter against Luxembourg, the U-21 coach is set to hand attacking responsibilities to Roma forward Stefano Okaka, according to Tuttosport.

The Azzurrini are at great risk of failing to qualify for the forthcoming European championships and could miss out on the London Olympics if they suffer another setback next week.

Stefano Federici,