Saturday Aug 30
The New Zealand Herald
Balotelli left out of Conte's 1st Italy squad
Balotelli, who joined Liverpool from AC Milan for 16 million pounds last week, has not been included in the 27-man squad for Thursday's friendly against the Netherlands and Italy's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship, against Norway, five days later.
Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini in line for a return against Tottenham
Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini goes off injured against Real Betis during the pre-season friendly at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland The Italian impressed in pre-season but missed the the start of the Premier League campaign after suffering a groin injury in the Black Cats' final friendly against Udinese.
Giaccherini remains determined to prove his worth on Wearside
SETTLED: Italian Emanuele Giaccherini, pictured Sunderland's pre-season friendly with Darlington at Heritage Park this summer says he is happy in the North-East hopes to be played in his favoured position this season IN many respects Emanuele Giaccherini could be forgiven if he wanted to leave Sunderland after just one year on Wearside .
Emanuele Giaccherini ruled out of Sunderland's Premier League opener with groin injury
The 29-year-old - a A 6.5million signing from Juventus last summer - was injured during the Black Cats' 2-0 victory over Real Betis on Thursday night and will be sidelined for a fortnight, ruling him out of the curtain-raiser at West Brom a week on Saturday.