Mario Balotelli Engaged to Fanny Neguesha on Eve of 2014 World Cup

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 10, 2014

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli and his girlfriend Fanny Neguesha wait for the start of  the Champions League round of 16, first leg soccer match between AC Milan and Barcelona, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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AC Milan and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has confirmed his engagement to Fanny Neguesha on the eve of the 2014 World Cup.

Balotelli relayed the news to fans via his Instagram account:

The Italian added: 

"She said yes.. The most important yes in my life. That was the place of my question! I Love you and happy birthday too ! Je t'aime my WIFE."

The 23-year-old now goes into the World Cup in a great mood—and his first assignment is set to be Italy's opener against England in Manaus.