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Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem an inevitability every season...
Via World Soccer Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabio Capello defends Atletico Madrid; Says soccer is not for wimps

Former England boss Fabio Capello defended the tactics used by Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid by saying the reigning La Liga champions were not a “violent” team and that the sport is not for “wimps.” The comments come during an interview with Spanish radio. Capello, who is currently the coach of Russia’s national team, has also managed some of Europe’s top clubs:...
Via World Soccer Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia says it has finally paid national coach Capello

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union says it has cleared its debt to national coach Fabio Capello, who had been unpaid since June. The announcement comes a day after billionaire businessman and Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov said he loaned 400 million rubles ($6 million) to clear the debt amid financial problems at the RFU. The organization said in a statement on Friday it...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Arsenal shareholder Usmanov to pay debts owed Russian manager Capello

MOSCOW -- Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov will pay the national federation's debt to coach Fabio Capello, who has gone unpaid since June, Russian agency R-Sport reported on Thursday. Usmanov, a shareholder in Arsenal, was quoted as saying he will loan 400 million rubles ($6 million) to the Russian Football Union to pay Capello. "It is a disgrace when a person who's working for...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 AFCON: Can Balboa deliver Ghana knock-out blow for Equatorial Guinea?

Balboa has been instrumental for Equatorial Guinea Hosts Equatorial Guinea will again be looking up to Javier Balboa to fire them past Ghana today to an historic Africa Cup final. The 29-year-old Estoril winger has been the inspiration for this small central African country, who are now only a match away from the final of the continent’s football showpiece. He has scored three...
Via Ghanasoccernet
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian football federation faces more debt worries

MOSCOW (AP) With national team coach Fabio Capello already unpaid for seven months, the Russian Football Union faces new questions over its finances. The new financial worries include $225,000 reportedly owed to FIFA's former chief referee Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda and a $340,000 lawsuit brought against the RFU by a travel agency which has worked with the national team. Garcia-Aranda...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian Football Union misses latest deadline to pay Capello

The latest deadline against the Russian Football Union to pay national coach Fabio Capello has passed without action. Capello last received his wages in June amid financial problems at the RFU, and Russian authorities set a deadline of Jan. 19 for him to be paid before pursuing possible legal action. The Russian Federal Labor and Employment Agency, known by its Russian abbreviation...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

As part of a series of the greatest team of the 2000s, the first team to start the list will be the Scudetto winning AS Roma side of the 2000-2001 season. As the last Roma side to win the Scudetto, they had a superb tactician in Fabio Capello leading the side and had players hitting their highest form. To start the season, Capello was given funds to spend, and he spent over 50 million...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia fails to pay soccer coach Fabio Capello

MOSCOW (AP) Russian soccer authorities failed to meet their goal of paying national coach Fabio Capello by the end of the year. Capello has not received any of his reported $11 million annual salary since June amid financial problems at the Russian Football Union. The organization's president, Nikolai Tolstykh, said Monday he planned to resolve the matter by the end of 2014. He...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian Union admits head coach Capello has not been paid since June

MOSCOW -- The Russian Football Union has failed to achieve its goal of paying national team coach Fabio Capello his unpaid wages by the end of the year. Capello has not received any of his reported $11 million-a-year salary since June amid financial problems at the RFU. The organization's president Nikolai Tolstykh said Monday he planned to resolve the issue by the end of 2014, but...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia fails to resolve Capello payment issue

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union has failed to achieve its goal of paying national team coach Fabio Capello his unpaid wages by the end of the year. Capello has not received any of his reported $11 million-a-year salary since June amid financial problems at the RFU. The organization's president Nikolai Tolstykh said Monday he planned to resolve the issue by the end of 2014...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Russia says close to paying coach Capello

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union says it is close to paying national team coach Fabio Capello, who last received his salary six months ago. Hit by financial problems, the RFU has been unable to meet Capello's reported $11 million-a-year salary but could now pay the arrears as soon as Wednesday, RFU president Nikolai Tolstykh says. The organization will use ''any official source...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Capello: Wenger shunned Lopez advice

Fabio Capello revealed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned down the Italian’s advice to sign Spanish goalkeeper Diego Lopez. Capello, speaking […]
Via Soccer News
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minister says Russia coach Capello to be paid 'by the end of year'

MOSCOW -- Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says national football team coach Fabio Capello, who has gone unpaid since June, is likely to get his back pay in full next month. Capello has not been paid amid financial problems at the Russian Football Union but ''by the end of the year, the situation should be solved, the debt to Capello should be cleared,'' Mutko told Russian media...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minister says Capello to be paid 'by end of year'

MOSCOW (AP) Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says national football team coach Fabio Capello, who has gone unpaid since June, is likely to get his back pay in full next month. Capello has not been paid amid financial problems at the Russian Football Union but ''by the end of the year, the situation should be solved, the debt to Capello should be cleared,'' Mutko told Russian...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Roma defender Panucci accuses Capello of being 'shameful'

Christian Panucci has lashed out at Russia head coach Fabio Capello for not backing him and other assistants on the national team staff over a contract dispute. The ex-Roma defender was part of Capello's coaching team with Russia but stopped working for them a few weeks ago when the Russian Football Union (RFU) failed to make good on a pledge to give them new contracts. Panucci and...
Via Fox Sports
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Capello remains confident his unpaid salary will not unsettle Russia

VIENNA -- Russia coach Fabio Capello is confident that a dispute about his unpaid salary hasn't unsettled his team and expects it to put in a good performance in Saturday's European Championship qualifier against Austria. The veteran Italian coach hasn't been paid since June, and the Russian Football Union (RFU) admitted this week it can't afford his salary of an estimated $11 million...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Makes Fabio Capello Highest Paid Manager, Hasn’t Been Paid Since June

In July 2012, the Russian Football Union signed Fabio Capello to be manager of the Russian national team. In January 2014, the RFU gave Capello an extension to be the highest paid international manager in the world ($11 million per year). He’s getting more than twice as much money as the next highest paid manager, Roy Hodgson. I could write a book explaining how Roy Hodgson shouldn’t...
Via 32 Flags
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Makes Fabio Capello Highest Paid Manager, Hasn’t Been Paid Since June

In July 2012, the Russian Football Union signed Fabio Capello to be manager of the Russian national team. In January 2014, the RFU gave Capello an extension to be the highest paid international manager in the world ($11 million per year). He’s getting more than twice as much money as the next highest paid manager, Roy Hodgson. I could write a book explaining how Roy Hodgson shouldn’t...
Via Bloguin Best
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia cannot afford to pay salary of Italian coach Capello

The Russian Football Union cannot afford to pay the wages of national team boss Fabio Capello, according to a member of the governing body's executive committee. Sergey Stepashin was quoted as telling Russia's Interfax news agency that the organisation did not have enough money to pay the Italian. "I declare that the Russian Football Union does not have enough money to pay Capello...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

England coach on NFL: Stay off Wembley's pitch

Banners and posters all over London are promoting Sunday's NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium. But one man not buying into the hoopla is Roy Hodgson -- manager of England's national team. He says the game will deteriorate the pitch, which already isn't in great condition. The NFL game comes six days before England plays Slovenia in a Euro...
Via Fox Sports
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi more skilful than Cristiano Ronaldo – Fabio Capello

  Lionel Messi has been rated by Capello as the better player Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is “more skilful” than Real Madrid’s 2013 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, says former England boss Fabio Capello.Messi, 27, will become La Liga’s all-time top scorer if he scores twice at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday.Portugal’s Ronaldo, 29, is 10th on the league’s leading...
Via Ghanasoccernet
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Capello considers leaving Russia's managerial post after going unpaid

MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello has suggested he is close to leaving the Russian national football team after going unpaid for almost five months. The veteran Italian coach was last paid in June. He has previously played down the wage arrears but is now running out of patience, he told Russian website Sportbox on Friday. Asked how long he was prepared to work for free, Capello said: ''I...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Unpaid Capello hints at leaving Russia post

MOSCOW (AP) Fabio Capello has suggested he is close to leaving the Russian national football team after going unpaid for almost five months. The veteran Italian coach was last paid in June. He has previously played down the wage arrears but on Friday told Russian website Sportbox that he was ''getting close to the limit'' of his patience. He added that he hoped the problem, caused...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Capello not getting paid, Russia struggling

MOSCOW (AP) If Fabio Capello took over as coach of Russia's national soccer team for the money, he came to the wrong place. The veteran Italian coach, who led England at the 2010 World Cup and then took over Russia two years later, has not been paid since June. And since that time, the national team has won only one of six competitive matches. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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