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The Italian is seen as a natural successor to disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.
A disciplinary tribunal said Balotelli angered the crowd with a provocative and insulting gesture.
The Italian Football Federation says Balotelli is likely to return for the final or third-place play-off.
UEFA President Michel Platini has asked players to respect the laws of the game.
Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli's departure has harmed the defence of their Premier League crown.