On a slightly different note, Neymar wasn’t the only footballer on Wednesday to suffer some bother on a football pitch.
Mario Balotelli attracted plenty of attention during the Azzurri’s training session ahead of the Croati match, as the Manchester City centre-forward struggled with a troublesome football boot.
As his fellow countrymen went through the motions, Balotelli repeatedly sunk to the floor to tend to his faulty footwear.
It was an incident the instantly brought back memories of Balotelli’s troubles with a football bib back in March 2011.
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