Mario Balotelli fills page of World Cup sticker album with himself

Balotelli fills sticker album with himself
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Mario Balotelli fills Italy's page of the official World Cup sticker album with pictures of himself to celebrate scoring the winning goal against England in Manaus.

Italy striker Mario Balotelli celebrated scoring the winning goal against England by filling a page of the official World Cup sticker album with pictures of himself.

The AC Milan forward's second-half header in Manaus on Saturday earned the Azzurri three crucial points in their opening Group D game at the Brazil tournament.

Balotelli was so pleased with his first World Cup strike that he covered the whole of Italy's page with 14 stickers of himself, rather than the teammates who were also allocated frames in the Panini book. He then posted his artwork on his official Facebook page, accompanied with his now-famous 'WHY ALWAYS ME' catchphrase.

The 23-year-old must have assembled quite a selection of 'swaps' spending his money on the packs of stickers, which are a modest purchase compared to his usual shopping habits.

Balotelli has netted 13 times in 31 appearances for Italy since debuting in 2010.

Italy's forward Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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