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Capello leaves role as Russia coach after three years in charge

MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello left his post as Russia coach Tuesday after a poor run of form put the 2018 World Cup hosts in danger of failing to qualify for next year's European Championship. The Russian Football Union said it had reached an agreement with Capello ''to end the labor contract by mutual agreement.'' The organization did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabio Capello survives meeting of Russian football leadership

MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello survived a crucial meeting of the Russian Football Union's executive committee on Wednesday amid widespread speculation the national coach would be fired, but faces talks on his future. Capello's future with the 2018 World Cup host team has been in jeopardy after poor results, including a 1-0 loss to Austria this month that left Russia in danger of failing...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov pays wages of Russia coach Capello

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has given the Russian Football Union (RFS) around $5.5million to pay salary arrears owed to national coach Fabio Capello. Former England manager Capello took over as Russia boss in July 2012 before his contract was subsequently extended through until after the 2018 World Cup, which Russia will host. "As a member of the Russia 2018 Local Organising...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Capello on the brink with Russian football in crisis

Even if FIFA scandals were not placing Russia's right to host the 2018 World Cup under scrutiny, Russian football would still be in crisis. National team coach Fabio Capello is on the brink of being fired, the national football federation is leaderless and fans are turning away from the game, with Premier League attendances dropping to levels last seen in the chaotic and poverty...
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June 17, 2015  |  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...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Blames Laser Beam For World Cup Elimination

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.” Capello...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Capello signs new Russia contract

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...
Via Fox Soccer
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Capello writes off former employers

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...
Via Fox Soccer
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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