Mario Balotelli has distracted himself from his World Cup woes by taking a beach vacation with his fiancée Fanny Neguesha.

The 23-year-old Italy striker was spotted frolicking in the sea with the raven-haired beauty in Miami, Florida, just weeks after Italy crashed out of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Fanny - who has been dating Mario since October 2013 - showed off her incredible figure in a pair of tiny multicoloured hot pants whilst the A.C Milan star wore a simple white t-shirt and camouflage shorts as the pair strolled barefoot along the sand.

Mario - who scored just one goal in the tournament against England - popped the question to the Belgian model on her 23rd birthday just days before Italy's World Cup clash with England in Manaus.

He announced the engagement via Instagram where he posted an image of his fiancée's hand wearing a huge diamond ring and a snap of a beach sunset.

He captioned the image: ''She said yes ... The most important yes in my life. That was the place of my question! I Love you and happy birthday too! Je t'aime my WIFE (sic)''

Fanny - who has a tattoo to show her dedication to the footballer on the inside of her arm - also took to the picture sharing site to post the same snap as her husband-to-be, along with the caption: ''Tonight, I said the most important yes of my life. That was the best present for my birthday! I love you first and unique husband.''