Friday, June 20, 2014

World Cup 2014: Mario Balotelli wants a kiss from the Queen for a win

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — England now needs Italy's help to keep alive its slim chances of advancing at the World Cup.
Presumably Queen Elizabeth II would be pleased if England moves on, so Italy star Mario Balotelli is already contemplating what would happen should his team provide an assist. He tweeted Thursday after England lost to Uruguay: "If we beat Costa Rica i want a kiss, obviously on the cheek, from the UK Queen." That was followed by three emoticons of a smiley face laughing so hard tears spurt from its eyes.

Even though the English lost their first two matches, they could still potentially advance on goal difference if Italy defeats Costa Rica and Uruguay and England beats Costa Rica. The Italians face Costa Rica on Friday.