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2014 World Cup Fabio Capello

‘I qualified Russia after 12 years’

27 Jun, 2014

Algeria v Russia: Group H - 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilCapello is unsure if he is equipped to stay on as Russia coach after the 2018 tournament hosts exit the 2014 World Cup at the group stage:

We’ll have to ask the management that

However despite having won only one World Cup game, a 1-0 victory for England over Slovenia in 2010, he defends his record to an English journalist:

As for England, we did actually reach the knockout round and, by the way, let me make this clear: it was thanks to us that they introduced goalline technology [after Frank Lampard’s ‘goal’ was ruled not to have crossed the line against Germany]. I qualified your team to participate in the Euros and the World Cup and the figures I got were pretty respectable. And now after 12 years [of not qualifying], under my leadership this [Russia] team made it to the World Cup, OK? I did a pretty good job there I think but if you were to say that we have not done a good job here then I agree with you.