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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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Saturday August 22 2015
Ranieri: 'Roma for the Scudetto'

Claudio Ranieri tips Rudi Garcia’s Roma for the Scudetto, is intrigued by Milan and doesn’t envy Antonio Conte.

The former Juventus, Inter and Roma Coach is back on a bench at Leicester City in the Premier League after a disastrous spell in charge of Greece.

“I must admit four games and 16 days were enough to understand leading a national team is not for me,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday August 21 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Ready to renew Conte deal’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is ‘ready to renew’ Antonio Conte’s contract if the Italy CT asks.

The Azzurri Coach took over last summer after leaving Juventus, and despite some initial struggles, the head of the Federation would renew his contract in a heartbeat.

“Conte is one of the best Coaches I’ve known,” Tavecchio said at Coverciano.

“I’m ready to renew his contract if he asks, and obviously if it meets Puma’s conditions.”

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Friday August 21 2015
Bertolacci: 'Mihajlovic like Conte'

Andrea Bertolacci compares Sinisa Mihajlovic to Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte and is 'not surprised' that he's already a starter.

The 24-year-old has been given a remarkable amount of responsibility considering his recent arrival, and he paid back the trust in him by scoring against Inter in the Trofeo Tim.

“I'm not surprised, in fact this is what I expected,” he said of his role as a starter, in an interview with Tuttosport.

“Mihajlovic is a very demanding Coach, he takes care of every detail.

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Thursday August 20 2015
Juventus aim to equal history

A fifth consecutive Scudetto would see Juventus equal the record of some of calcio’s greatest ever teams. Luca Cetta explains why they can do it.

Massimiliano Allegri can complete a journey this season which commenced under predecessor Antonio Conte. When the former captain left Juventus in July 2014, he did so believing he had achieved all he could at Vinovo. Allegri arrived to continue down the path of success.

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Tuesday August 18 2015
‘Italy aiming to win Euro 2016’

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti says Antonio Conte’s men will go to Euro 2016 - ‘with the intention of trying to win it’.

The Azzurri were disappointing in the 2014 World Cup, crashing out at the group stage, but the playmaker believes things will be different this time.

“We’ll go to the European Championships with the intention of trying to win it, even though there will be really strong teams, and our national team is at a delicate stage,” Verratti declared in an interview with Goal.

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Tuesday August 11 2015
Astori: ‘Fiorentina not a stepping stone’

New Fiorentina signing Davide Astori assures he doesn’t see the club as a ‘stepping stone’, but as a point of arrival.

The centre-back has joined the Viola from Cagliari, after spending last season on loan at Roma and seeing a proposed move to Napoli fall through.

“Florence isn’t a stepping stone for me, but a point of arrival,” Astori said at his presentation Press conference.

“I want to establish myself in Italy and Europe. There’s pressure everywhere, the fans are very demanding.

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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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Sunday July 26 2015
'Azzurri? Spain no longer a threat'

Former euro and world champion Dino Zoff says 'Spain are not what they used to be' and believes the Azzurri have a good group.

Italy were drawn in what many would call a challenging World Cup qualifier group as they were partnered with holding Euro champions and 2010 world champions Spain, but the legendary goalkeeper sees reasons for optimism.

“All things considered things went well for the Azzurri, because qualifying is within their reach,” the former goalkeeper, who was present at the ceremony, told ItaSportPress.it.

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Saturday July 25 2015
Conte: 'Spain motivate Italy'

Antonio Conte said facing Spain will be “extra motivation” for Italy in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

The Azzurri were drawn in Group G along with Spain, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

“Facing a quality opponent like Spain has to represent extra motivation for the Nazionale and the entire Italian football movement,” declared Coach Conte.

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