The tormentone refuses to go away.
A continuation of the media fascination with Antonio Cassano. Who is supremely talented but does not fit in with Marcelo Lippi's gruppo. He is too much of a prima donna.
It's the same with Mario Balotelli. Lippi is adamant that the Inter striker needs to mature before he is considered for the national squad. It has nothing to do with race.
So will he, won't he?
In the end, Lippi will leave them both at home.