In order to reach the last eight, the Italy must beat the already-eliminated Irish, and hope the result in the Spain-Croatia match goes their way.
However, they may have to cope without Balotelli, who started their opening two games, 1-1 draws with Spain and Croatia.
The Italian football federation says the 21-year-old had to abandon training due to "a minor right knee problem," and added that he will be re-examined by team physician Enrico Castellacci on Sunday.
If he misses out, Antonio Di Natale, who came off the bench to score against Spain, could be in line for a starting berth.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
The Juventus jersey for the 2013/14 was released earlier this week. Be the first to wear the colors of the Old Lady.
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!