"Unfortunately, that's the way it went, but it's a crazy decision."
Mancini has included Balotelli in a 35-man squad ahead of Italy’s World Cup play-offs in March.
European champions Italy must go into the play-offs after being held to a goalless draw by Northern Ireland.
Italy head to the playoffs to qualify for the World Cup.
Spain beat Italy advance to the Nations League final to face either Belgium or France on October 10.
UEFA has opened "a disciplinary investigation into events involving supporters inside and around the stadium.”
Rashford, Sancho and Saka missed penalties to hand Italy the Euro 2020 trophy...
England switch to a 3-5-2 formation as Tripper comes in for Saka. Italy are unchanged from their semi-final victory over Spain.
Chiellini has hailed the strength in depth available to Gareth Southgate, with the likes of Sancho and Grealish on the bench.
"I think the players are ready. They know the opponent, they know what they need to do."
Southgate’s men are making their final preparations for Sunday’s date with destiny against the Azzurri.
Spinazzola has discussed Sunday's Euro 2020 final against England and confirms that he will be in attendance at Wembley.
Veteran Juventus duo Bonucci, 34, and Giorgio Chiellini, 36, have more than 200 caps between them.
Kuipers is a respected referee as he took charge of the 2014 Champions League final...
The Italian press didn't think it was a penalty and claimed England were 'frightened' of Denmark.
Italy play like a club side; they care like a club side. Forget who 'deserved' to win, Italy are immense.
Italy will face England or Denmark in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley this Sunday...
Italy face Spain in the first Euro 2020 semi-final tonight. Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile, Ferran Torres and Koke all start.
Azpilicueta: "If we limit his involvement, we'll have more chances to qualify for the Final."
Plus, more Italy, the chip on England's shoulder, Sterling right of reply, sin bin, Haaland dreams, De Bruyne and lots more...
Italy's way is one we're all firmly on board with, while Belgium's Golden Generation met its end on Friday.
Italy beat Belgium in an enthralling encounter to set up a last-four clash against Spain at Euro 2020.
Arsenal are interested in bringing Torino striker Andrea Belotti to the club, but face competition from other sides.
Italy finally conceded a goal but they still reached the quarter-finals by seeing off Austria at Wembley...
Italy were the victors in Rome, but Wales still managed to secure their spot in the last 16 of the Euros.
Matteo Pessina scores the only goal in Rome as Wales reach the last 16 of the Euros on goal difference.
“If we go to Amsterdam because we finish runners-up so be it. If we win the group so much the better."
Manuel Locatelli scored his first ever brace to help Italy reach the knockout stage of the Euros.
Manuel Locatelli scores his first ever brace to help Italy reach the knockout stage of the Euros.