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Friday October 9 2015
Giovinco linked to Barca

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco is reportedly being considered by Barcelona, along with a long list of other options.

The Atomic Ant finally exploded upon leaving Juventus and joining the Major League Soccer club, scoring 21 goals for his team so far.

The Blaugrana are believed to be looking for reinforcements in the attack, and today's edition of Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo lists a number of the options they are considering.

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Saturday October 3 2015
Italy: Berardi debut call

Antonio Conte called Fabio Quagliarella, Domenico Berardi and Sebastian Giovinco for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway.

The Nazionale are currently top of their group, but need some more results to secure their spot in the tournament in France.

Daniele De Rossi misses out, as he begins a two-match ban following his red card against Bulgaria.

Mario Balotelli had been tipped for a recall, but is injured for Sunday’s Milan-Napoli game, so unavailable for international duty too.

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Wednesday September 2 2015
Conte's MLS endorsement

Selecting Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo, Antonio Conte made a significant statement about the relevance of Major League  Soccer, writes Marco D'Onofrio.

Antonio Conte made history with his progressive nature at Juventus, and on Saturday he did the same with the Azzurri. For the first time ever, two players based in North America's Major League Soccer were called up to represent Italy during European qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria.

Conte may not have fully realized the extent of power and influence he wielded regarding the future of MLS, but the tactician made an important statement when he selected both Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo.

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Monday August 31 2015
Giovinco out of Italy squad

Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco has been forced to leave the Italy squad with injury.

The Atomic Ant suffered an injury to his adductor muscle while playing against Montreal Impact, but flew to Italy to join the Azzurri squad anyway.

However, after being assessed by doctors at Coverciano, the former Juventus forward has left the training camp.

“Sebastian Giovinco left the training camp at Coverciano early this morning,” the FIGC confirmed in a statement.

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Sunday August 30 2015
Giovinco 'expected' Italy recall

Sebastian Giovinco admits he “kind of expected” an Italy recall after his stunning form for Toronto FC.

The Atomic Ant and New York City FC star Andrea Pirlo are the first MLS players to receive an international call for Italy.

“I am very happy. Given my performances, I kind of expected the call,” Giovinco told the official Toronto website.

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Saturday August 29 2015
Italy: Pirlo and Giovinco called

The Italy squad to face Bulgaria and Malta in Euro 2016 qualifiers includes Sebastian Giovinco, Andrea Pirlo and Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Azzurri play Malta at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on September 3, then host Bulgaria at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo on September 6.

Of the players called up by Coach Antonio Conte, nine of them currently ply their trade outside of Italy.

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Friday August 28 2015
Conte on Balotelli and Giovinco

Italy Coach Antonio Conte is open to a Mario Balotelli recall, plus tracks Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo.

Balotelli moved to Milan this week on a one-season loan after a dismal spell at Liverpool, so hasn’t featured for the Azzurri since the 2014 World Cup.

“The same is true for him as everyone else. The doors of the Nazionale are not closed to anybody,” declared Conte today.

“It’s up to Balotelli now to earn his place with his performances and behaviour.”

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Sunday August 23 2015
Giovinco: 'I can cover any role'

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco says Juventus are the favourites to win Serie A, while he can play in 'any role'.

The most famous Italian export to Major League Soccer alongside New York City FC''s Andrea Pirlo sent an indirect message to Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte.

“I try to do well in every role,” he told Calciomercato.it after winning his latest game against Orlando with a decisive 5-0 score.

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Thursday August 6 2015
Giovinco: 'Scoring is my job'

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco sounds relaxed after his stellar hat-trick against Orlando City: 'Scoring is my job'.

The Atomic Ant not only established himself as the MLS top scorer with yesterday night's performance, but also broke his team's previous record for the number of goals scored in a season.

The record stood at 15, and Giovinco now counts 16 goals in one season, prompting speculation that he may return in the circles of Antonio Conte's Nazionale.

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Thursday August 6 2015
Giovinco hat-trick calls Conte

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco shines with a hat-trick against Orlando City and candidates himself for an Azzurri spot.

The Atomic Ant may have appeared to be at a low point in his career when he left Juventus for Major League Soccer, but his performances are calling for international attention.

Toronto's 4-1 victory over Orlando City yesterday evening takes them up to third place in the league and was largely due to Giovinco's three goals.

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