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Mario Balotelli In Legal Battle With Former Girlfriend Over Child Visitation Rights

Why always Mario?

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is in a legal battle with ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico in an attempt visit his 18-month-old daughter, according to the Daily Mail.

Balotelli, who now plays for AC Milan, did not acknowledge that he was Pia’s father until DNA tests proved his paternity in February.

He was allowed to hold her for the first time in April, after a judge in Naples granted special permission.

Miss Fico and Balotelli recently attended a private hearing in Brescia to discuss how often the 23-year-old footballer will be able to see his child.

Balotelli’s lawyers are said to be confident that he will be able to hold his daughter again before he jets off to Brazil with the Italy squad for this summer’s World Cup, which begins on June 12.

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