Florence: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli defended his code of ethics on Monday after being criticized for calling up Mario Balotelli following the temperamental striker's latest outburst.
On Sunday, Balotelli finished serving a three-match ban with AC Milan for insulting and intimidating the referee in Serie A.
"If there was (one more match on the ban) Balotelli would not be here. Period. There's nothing to discuss," Prandelli said. "I've never called up a player that is banned."