Dirty Tackle

Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy have wacky-hair showdown at Italy training

Mario is not impressed. (Getty)

Italy's two young strikers Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy proved how ready they are for Wednesday's friendly against France by having an extravagant faux-hawk showdown during a Tuesday training session.

Though El Shaarawy has a significant advantage on Balotelli in hair height, Mario makes up for it with the intricacy of his follicle design (and we won't even get into the eyebrow stuff). This is just like when members of the 2006 World Cup winning squad Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Cannavaro battled to see who could be more bald.

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