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Soccer: Balotelli recognises daughter

'Sweet child of mine' says Italy star after paternity test

05 February, 18:26
Soccer: Balotelli recognises daughter (ANSA) - Milan, February 5 - Mario Balotelli on Wednesday recognised his one-year-old daughter from a relationship with ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico after being forced into a paternity test.

"Finally the truth...Pia...sweet child of mine!!! your father," tweeted the AC Milan and Italy striker. Showgirl and underwear model Fico gave birth to Pia on December 5, 2012 after she and Balotelli had a stormy one-year relationship that ended in summer 2012.

Fico, 26 served Balotelli, 23, with a paternity suit last July.

The former Inter Milan and Manchester City star reportedly agreed to take the test before being ordered by a court. Balotelli has yet to meet his child.