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Nice striker Balotelli came under fire for his performance in their Nations League opener against Poland on Friday, where the Azzurri were held 1-1.
The Azzurri rescued a point in their Group 3 opener against Poland on Friday in Bologna and next play the European champions -- without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo -- at Lisbon's Estadio da Luz.
Balotelli was heavily criticised for his performance in his first competitive game for Italy since the 2014 World Cup.
Mancini has called up Balotelli for three upcoming friendlies after the striker was sidelined by Italy by behavioural problems.
Balotelli mocked PSG for their elimination by Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Dijon escaped punishment on Thursday despite Nice striker Mario Balotelli insisting he was racially abused by fans of the French club.
The sudden death of Davide Astori who captained Fiorentina has sparked an outpouring of grief in football-mad Italy.
Balotelli, who was born in Palermo to Ghanaian parents and has played 33 times for Italy, has long been a target for racist abuse.
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco revealed on Friday that he would be interested in signing Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
The referee who booked Mario Balotelli while the Nice striker was complaining of racist abuse has said he didn't hear insults.
Balotelli was booked for gesticulating angrily at the crowd in the game on Saturday. He then complained to the referee that he had been subjected to racist abuse.
It would not be the first time Balotelli, 27, has been targeted by racist abuse, in France and beyond.
The draw will still see Monaco slip out of the three Champions League places if Lyon win at Guingamp on Wednesday while Nice extended unbeaten run to seven league games.
Dante said on Tuesday he is delighted that star forward Mario Balotelli and coach Lucien Favre decided to stay at Nice.