Italian soccer star Balotelli gives Canuck rapper Drake shoutout

Italy's national soccer team player Mario Balotelli attends a training session this week....

Italy's national soccer team player Mario Balotelli attends a training session this week. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:10 PM ET

Canada received a mention at the FIFA Confederations Cup on Sunday for the first time since 2001, the last time Canada appeared at the World Cup tune-up.

After Italy’s 2-1 win over Mexico in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the Azzurri’s Mario Balotelli sent out a celebratory message.

“This gol is for my bro @Drake !!! STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW WE HERE!!” the Italian striker tweeted moments after scoring the game-winning goal.

Balotelli, a hip-hop fan, met with Toronto-born rapper Drake last year after he invited the Canadian artist to watch him with his club, Manchester City.

Drake was on tour in England at the time.


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