Mario Balotelli hasn't always had the easiest of times, with fierce media and the public scrutinising everything the young Italian does. Of course, Balo brings a lot of it on himself.
Earlier in his career it looked dangerously likely that the Milan front-man would be famous as Italy's resident enfant terrible and little else, because trouble seemed to follow him no matter where he went.
Time seems to be mellowing Balotelli, however, and he is now at the very heart of the Italy set-up and manager Cesare Prandelli's future plans.
Let's look at some of the most iconic moments in the talented striker's international career so far.