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Balotelli: The Queen can kiss my... cheek

Mario Balotelli has demanded a kiss from the Queen of the United Kingdom if Italy beat Costa Rica on Friday.

England's defeat at the hands of Uruguay on Thursday means Roy Hodgson's men are relying on a favour from the Azzurri if they are to remain in the World Cup. 

If Italy draw with Central American team it means the Three Lions are eliminated from the competition, but if Cesare Prandelli's side win both of their last two games then England have a chance of progressing as long as they beat Costa Rica by a big enough margin.

And following England's 2-1 in at the hands of Uruguay, Balotelli has demanded on Twitter that Queen Elizabeth II thank him with a nice peck on the cheek if they are to produce the goods against Costa Rica and Uruguay.