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...
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:...
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...
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20 days ago
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...
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21 days ago
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...
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January 20, 2015
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...
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November 29, 2014
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...
BRAZIL — Following Russia’s 1-1 draw with Algeria and subsequent elimination from the World Cup, national team manager Fabio Capello searched for excuses, ultimately deciding to pin the blame a green laser beam.
“He was blinded by the laser beam,” Capello said to the Guardian. “There are pictures. You can see that in the footage. This not an excuse, it is a fact.”
Head coach Fabio Capello has committed his future to the Russian national team until the end of the 2018 World Cup .
The 67-year-old Italian replaced Dick Advocaat in the role in July 2012 and supervised qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals as Russia finished top of Group F, one point ahead of Portugal.
Russia will host the summer finals in four years' time and, with the...
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Fabio Capello has written off England 's chances of success at the World Cup , claiming the players will be too tired to perform in Brazil.
Former England boss Capello feels Roy Hodgson side's will struggle next summer because of the physical demands of playing so many games in the Premier League .
Capello believes tiredness was the main reason England struggled at the 2010 World...