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Mario Balotelli’s beautiful equalizer against Brazil

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You might not expect much from a friendly the day before a full slate of World Cup qualifiers, but the two countries with the most World Cup wins are giving the competitive matches a lot to live up to.

Playing in Geneva, Switzerland as part of Brazil's "We're Hosting The World Cup And Exempt From Qualifying" world tour, the South Americans opened up a 2-0 lead in the first half. Italy provided an impressive fight back early in the second half though, scoring twice in two minutes with Mario Balotelli providing a lovely equalizer from distance before the hour mark. He then celebrated in his usual low-key way to perfectly cap off the goal.

If you weren't looking forward to this summer's Confederations Cup before, you should now.

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