Fabio Capello

  • As it happened: Belgium vs Russia, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between Belgium and Russia at Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) With the second round just one victory away, Belgium are sweating on the fitness of captain and defender Vincent Kompany ahead of their...
  • World Cup 2014: Blunders at the back cost Korea and Russia June 18, 2014

    South Korea's slapstick defending has been a major cause for concern in the leadup to the World Cup, so it was no surprise when slack play at the back cost them a goal against Russia in their Group H opener on Tuesday. What did come as a surprise was that Russia,...
  • World Cup 2014, Russia vs South Korea: as it happened June 18, 2014

    Catch the Group H match Live as Russia take on South Korea. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) A stuttering qualifying campaign may have dented South Korean confidence ahead into their opening Group H match against Fabio Capello's Russia on Tuesday, but they've got a wealth of World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Coach Fabio Capello bans Russian players from tweeting June 17, 2014

    Cuiaba: Coach Fabio Capello known for his disciplinarian attitude has imposed a social media black out on his Russian squad at the World Cup. That means no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram nor any of the other forms of online communication until they leave Brazil. The Italian, explaining his reasons for the draconian...
  • World Cup 2014: Goal-line technology four years too late for Fabio Capello June 17, 2014

    Cuiaba: Frank Lampard's 'ghost goal' against Germany at the 2010 World Cup still does not sit well with former England coach Fabio Capello, who said the positive impact of goalline technology's introduction was already clear to see in Brazil. Capello, now in charge of Russia, lamented the fact that the technology...
  • Fabio Capello names Russia's World Cup squad June 2, 2014

    Russia coach Fabio Capello has named an entirely home-based squad for the World Cup, with all 23 players drawn from clubs in the country. Captain Roman Shirokov made the cut despite missing both of Russia's warm-up games so far with an Achilles tendon injury. He is one of five players from the...
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak dropped from Russia's football WC 2014 squad May 20, 2014

    Striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has been left out from Russia's World Cup squad after coach Fabio Capello on Friday trimmed his provisional 30-man lineup. Pogrebnyak, 30, who has yet to appear for his country under Capello, had been a surprise inclusion on Monday. Artem Dzyuba, the second leading scorer in the Russian Premier...
  • Russia's football coach to retire after 2018 World Cup April 22, 2014

    Rome: Fabio Capello has planned to retire from football after the 2018 World Cup tournament, Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The current Russia head coach, preparing for the Brazil World Cup this summer, confirmed that he will not take any offer after his contract expires in four years. "I will be 71...
  • Fabio Capello rules out PSG move June 21, 2013

    Paris: Fabio Capello's son has told RMC that negotiations about his father taking over as manager of Paris Saint-Germain never even started and that "there was no offer" from the French club. Capello, 67, was tipped by media to be unveiled as successor to compatriot Carlo Ancelotti at the Parc des...
  • PSG to reportedly unveil Fabio Capello as new manager June 19, 2013

    Paris: Fabio Capello is set to be announced as the new manager of French club Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report in ESPN Soccernet. Current PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti would then be allowed to make his highly-rumoured move to the vacant position at Real Madrid. Current Russia national team boss Capello has...
  • Russia coach Fabio Capello names 27-man provisional squad March 7, 2013

    Moscow: Russia coach Fabio Capello has named a 27-man provisional squad for this month's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland and a friendly game with Brazil. Capello dropped strikers Igor Lebedenko and Alexander Ryazantsev from the squad which beat Iceland 2-0 in a friendly last month but kept Anzhi Makhachkala forward...
  • Capello keeps faith with Arshavin as captain August 14, 2012

    Moscow: New Russia coach Fabio Capello kept faith with Andrei Arshavin by naming the underfire forward as his captain for Wednesday's friendly against Ivory Coast. Local media had called on Capello to take away the armband after Arshavin was heavily criticised for his performances during Euro 2012. The Italian, who replaced Dutchman...
  • FA chief praises England favourite Redknapp February 12, 2012

    London: The head of the English Football Association has hailed Harry Redknapp's "amazing" work at Tottenham while saying the vacant national team job is best suited to an older coach. Following Fabio Capello's sudden resignation on Wednesday, the 64-year-old Redknapp is the main contender to lead England at the European Championships...
  • Capello rejects Inter link, plans to relax February 12, 2012

    Milan: Fabio Capello plans to relax rather than return to coaching in Italy after blaming a "misunderstanding" for his exit from the England job. The Italian quit on Wednesday after being overruled by his employees at the English Football Association, who decided to strip John Terry of the captaincy due to...
  • Terry still an important player for England: Capello February 8, 2010

    England manager Fabio Capello has effectively dismissed the notion that John Terry's place in the national squad is in danger, declaring the disgraced defender to be one of his "most important" players. The Chelsea icon is captain of his country no longer, following the frenzy surrounding his affair with the former...
  • Lampard hails Italian influence on England, Chelsea August 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Frank Lampard is delighted with the virtues that Fabio Capello, the England coach, and Carlo Ancelotti, the new Chelsea manager, have instilled in their respective teams. While the goal-getting midfielder has acknowledged that each of the Italian tacticians has his own unique style, he stressed they share one vital...
  • Capello places Messi alongside Pele and Maradona March 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The England national team coach has labelled ‘El Mesias’ as the superstar of this generation. England’s Italian tactician, Fabio Capello, has sung the praises of Barcelona wunderkind Lionel Messi while also commending the work of coach Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou. Capello was one of the first to recognise...
  • Capello will make England great: Spanish goalie Casillas February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Fabio Capello will make England in to a great team and that will be evident when they play Spain in midweek, according to Iker Casillas. Casillas believes that England will be a very good team under Fabio Capello because the Italian has raised the level of the side. And...
  • Spain best team at the moment: England coach February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Despite previously claiming that England are stronger than Spain, Don Fabio has admitted that La Furia Roja are the best side at present. England coach, Fabio Capello, had declared last week that his English side are stronger than their Spanish counterparts, even going as far as to say he...
  • Messi better than Ronaldo, Robben: Capello February 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Lionel Messi is the best player in the world at the moment and is set to be the first player since Diego Maradona to achieve legendary status in his home country, Fabio Capello said. Capello believes that Messi is Maradona's rightful successor and thinks that the Barcelona star is...
  • Capello 'very happy' for Beckham, AC Milan February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: David Beckham's move to LA Galaxy is beginning to look like a colossal waste of time and money. Having exerted negligible impact on the spread of 'soccer' in the United States, the England midfielder seemed to spend most of his stay in California jetting back to Europe for...
  • Capello bans chips, ketchup for England players November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: In his quest to turn England into a force on the world football stage, coach Fabio Capello has banned chips and tomato ketchup from his squad’s diet. Capello is determined that the England players should be in the best of health and at peak fitness as he attempts to...
  • Beckham is no playboy, says England coach October 31, 2008

    New Delhi: England coach Fabio Capello believes David Beckham is no playboy and he insists AC Milan will have made a great move if they land him. The former Rossoneri coach is keeping close tabs on the midfielder's progress and reports in both England and Italy suggested Capello had a hand...
  • Capello key in Beckham's Milan move October 24, 2008

    New Delhi: With David Beckham set to join AC Milan on-loan from LA Galaxy, The Sun claims that England manager Fabio Capello has been pulling all the strings. Capello has made no secret of his annoyance at Beckham's current situation in the United States, where the season structure means the ex-Real...
  • Beckham gets yellow card in 100th match March 27, 2008

    Saint-Denis: David Beckham got a yellow card in his 100th international game for England and was taken off in the 62nd minute of his team's 1-0 loss at France. Despite speculation the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder would be on the bench, England coach Fabio Capello placed him in the starting lineup...
  • Capello sees Beckham in team for 2010 World Cup March 26, 2008

    Paris: England manager Fabio Capello has brought David Beckham back onto his team and it's nothing to do with the star reaching 100 appearances. He believes that the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder might well be wearing the same white shirt at the 2010 World Cup. "The David Beckham I know can certainly...
  • Rooney delighted by Capello, wants to make him 'a legend' December 20, 2007

    London: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says he is delighted by Fabio Capello's appointment as England coach and wants to help make him "a legend". Offering his first thoughts on the Italian, Rooney said he believed Capello can restore England's pride after their failure to qualify for Euro 2008. "I'm interested to...
  • FA makes England offer official to Capello December 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The English Football Association board has approved Fabio Capello's appointment as England's manager subject to the successful conclusion of contract negotiations. The FA is happy with the Italian's £4-million-a-year salary though the finer points of the contract are being worked on. The FA discussed Capello's appointment via a...
  • England zero in on Capello after Mourinho pull-out December 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The English Football Association has confirmed that it is in talks with Fabio Capello to possibly take up the job of England's manager. If the talks succeed, then Capello could be announced as the new England coach as early as next week. Capello has had an impressive career, winning...
  • 'Beckham is in the form of his life' June 20, 2007

    Madrid: David Beckham is in the best form of his life and should be recalled to the England squad, Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said on Friday. "I told David the other day that I thought he has never been in such good form either mentally or physically and he...