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The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

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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.

The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

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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.

Top ten longest unbeaten league runs in European Cup winning nations

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Top ten longest unbeaten league runs in European Cup winning nations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you think about the best teams in European football history, the names of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United immediately spring to mind. However, Romanian side Steaua Bucharest hold the enviable record of having the longest unbeaten streak in domestic club history in a European Cup winning nation.

Carlo Ancelotti wants Paulinho at Real Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti wants Paulinho at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Carlo Ancelotti is yet to become the new head-coach of Real Madrid and already speculations are rife about which players he might want to bring in at the Bernabeu.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Brazilian midfielder Paulinho is very high up on the Madrid's wanted-list and certainly one of the players Ancelotti will be recommending to Florentino Pérez on his arrival at the club.


Invincible Milan: The Forgotten Story of AC Milan’s Unbeaten Season under Fabio Capello

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by Mathew Burt

The football world is often quick to judge and can suffer from memory loss when it comes to judging players and managers. The descent from hero to villain is often a rapid one; past glories soon get buried under a bad run of results and the ensuing media pressure.

Fabio Capello – Where Did It All Go Wrong?

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Fabio Capello Where Did It All Go Wrong? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After leading Russia out of the 2014 World Cup without a single win, the Fabio Capello paradox seems to be stretching even wider. From a managerial genius of clubs to a managerial failure internationally, we uncover where Fabiohas gone so badly wrong.

Algeria v Russia Preview: Can ex-England boss guide Russia to Round of 16?

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Algeriav Russia Preview: Can ex-England boss guide Russia to Round of 16? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Group H draws to a close tomorrow with the North Africans, Algeria, playing Russia in Curitiba. Algeria are currently sitting on 3; from a win against Korea and a loss to Belgium, whilstRussia havejust a solo point; from their draw with Korea and they also lost to Belgium.

Russia – 2014 World Cup squad

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Fabio Capello has named a Russia 2014 World Cup squad made up entirely of domestic based players. They can rely on Igor Akinfeev in goal, who was rated one of Europe's finest keepers but has slipped down the pecking order since.

Russian Captain Roman Shirokov Ruled Out of World Cup

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Russia will be without its captain in Brazil for the World Cup as Roman Shirokov was ruled out of the tournament Friday with a lingering back injury. The midfielder who stars at Zenit St. Petersburg was absent for all three pre-World Cup friendlies Russia played and Manager Fabio Capello has now confirmed his absence for the competition.

DTotD: Pitch invader chased down and slammed by steward at Brazil-Russia friendly

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For many years, pitch invaders have been embarrassing slow and uncoordinated stewards with their self-indulgent antics. But now the stewards have developed a weapon that can destroy pitch invaders with terrifying ease and extreme prejudice. He is Super Steward.

Super Steward's talents were put to use during a friendly between Brazil and Russian at Stamford Bridge.

Russia’s Vasili Berezutski takes a powerful David Luiz free kick to the face

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As part of their schedule of friendlies designed to show the everyone how surprisingly underwhelming they are, World Cup hosts Brazil played Fabio Capello's Russia at Stamford Bridge on Monday. (Because why wouldn't these two teams play at Stamford Bridge?)

Neymar showed what happens when you expect the time and space usually offered in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A during an international game, Brazil displayed some comedy defending to concede a Viktor Fayzulin strike in the 73rd minute, and the Seleção's blushes were only saved with a 90th-minute equaliser from Fred.

Northern Ireland manager believes Andrei Arshavin dropped by Russia for poor work ethic

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After failing to make it out of the easiest group at Euro 2012 under Dick Advocaat, Russia now lead their World Cup qualifying group under Fabio Capello with four wins in as many matches and no goals allowed. Now they prepare to take on Northern Ireland and they will once again be without 31-year-old Andrei Arshavin, who captained the Euro 2012 squad.

Philadelphia Union

Gaddis believes, US Soccer’s quest for diversity, Qatar says 2022 WC will be tops, more

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Gaddis believes Union can reach playoffs in 2015. US Soccer working to find players outside traditional development system. Qatar says 2022 World Cup will be "almost impossible to beat." More.

Quotes from Hackworth presser, Slappy Bird, league buys back Chivas USA, more

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Hack on CB search, competition between Cruz and Le Toux, how Maidana and Nogueira are settling in, and more. League buts back Chivas USA, more news.

World Cup

‘He’s A Greedy Thief Who Dresses Like A School Teacher’ – Russian Politician Berates Fabio Capello After Rubbish World Cup

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By Chris Wright

Russia's disappointingshowing at the World Cup has landed managerFabio Capello in hot water, with the Italian coming under intense criticism for failing to navigate a safe passage from Group H despite being far and away the most highly-paid coach at the tournament.

World Cup Round of 16 Preview

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Caught your breath yet? It's been quite a whirlwind since the World Cup started with goals aplenty and no small amount of talking points. The World Champions, Spain, has been dumped out unceremoniously, the tournament's scoring spree started with an own-goal by Brazil. One hundred and thirty six goals thus far have been scored at an average of 2.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Friday Freedom Kicks: USA loses but wins, and some stadium stuff

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In which various Brazil things are mentioned, the stadium hearing

Well that was a fine soccering day, wasn't it? Let's take a look back with some linkage:

Recaps of the United States' loss to Germany (but Group G advancement) from Goff, SI.com, the SBNation mothership and ESPN FC.

5 Potential Managerial Candidates for Spurs

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AVB: An Epitaph

Here at AANP Towers we like to see a good, clean contest, with batsmen walking as soon as the finger goes up and a man nobly stepping aside when some bright young bounder on a horse bends his cannon and makes off with his wife. In such circumstances we cannot help but stiffen the lip at the demise of a manager just three shakes of a lamb's tail into a season.


England and Young Players: About Time or Too Soon?

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During Fabio Capello's tenure as England boss, the press derided him for a number of reasons. His crimes included not speaking the language well, so-called rigid tactics and not giving youth a chance. A tabloid once went far enough so as to publish Capello's head with a pair of donkey ears! It's fair to say he wasn't a popular chap!

Why Roy Hodgson Was Always the Right Man for England

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"I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it," Harry Redknapp, in his autobiography.

With England's preparations for the 2014 World Cup going smoothly, particularly after a convincing first half display against Denmark last night in the 1-0 victory for The Three Lions, it's time to pat The FA on the back and acknowledge that they made the right decision in appointing head coach Roy Hodgson.

Local-Boy Adam Johnson Can Help Sunderland Avoid The Drop

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Sunderland has underachieved much of this season and are one of the teams, based on predictions made in the summer, performing well below their expected level. Winger Adam Johnson might be the most prominent of the underachievers. Johnson has gone from frequent England selection and Premier League Champion to the outhouse in a short period of time.

Roy Hodgson Has Best Record As England Manager Since 1872

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Maybe it's time that the British press should give England manager Roy Hodgson some credit? According to the latest data from the excellent MyFootballFacts.com website, Roy Hodgson now has the best record percentage out of all of the England managers since 1872, when the Football Association formed its first England team.

England Fullback Heaps Praise on Everton Youngster Barkley

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While many still regard Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole as the face of the England National team on the left defensive flank, Everton star Leighton Baines continues to work to make the place his own as the next in line to replace the aging Cole.

Baines missed out on the 2010 World Cup squad under Fabio Capello and he is determined to reach Brazil under Roy Hodgson.

England- A Transformation Immensely Needed

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England international football team have been strongly criticized in the recent days as the style of play, performance in the games, development of the team, tactics of the squad are turning very worse. England, which hold the praise of instrumenting the top league in the world have constantly failed to make a strong impact in the international stages for the past three decades.

Fabio Capello Says England Are Most ‘Exhausted’ Team In World Football & Enjoys Not Knowing Russian

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There's always something to be said about the enigmatic figure that is Fabio Capello. Like many other coaches, he isn't a fan of external interference while doing his job, and he made it clear that coaching the England national team between 2008 and 2012 brought about its fair share of challenges.

Capello calls for Prem winter break

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Former England boss Fabio Capello has once again called for the Premier League to introduce a winter break into their calendar, insisting that the lack of a break is the main reason behind the national team's struggles in major tournaments. The Italian managed the Three Lions from 2008 to 2012 before facing the sack and is currently managing Russia.

Chelsea News: Finding New Manager Not Easy

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Chelsea's season has been nothing but inconsistent. The team fired DiMatteo after winning last year's Champions League, then the Blues got kicked out of this year's Champions League, and then they weren't able to get the job done as much as they would've liked in domestic competitions. After DiMatteo's firing, there was uncertainty about how the team was going to respond.

Chelsea: Could Capello Steal The Spot From Mourinho In A Future Return To Stamford Bridge?

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Speculations about present Real Madrid and former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, returns to the Blues have intensified. Yet another name has popped up this week.

Russian national team coach Fabio Capello's name emerged as an interesting take for the owner Roman Abramovich.

Fabio Capello thought Newcastle defender Steven Taylor was a midfielder

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Former England manager Fabio Capello turned down the chance to watch Newcastle's Steven Taylor claiming he was "all right for midfielders", the player has claimed. The centre-back has been called up to the England squad as a late replacement for the injured Gary Cahill. But an international career seemed an entirely remote prospect last season [.

Tottenham Hotspur

Fabio Capello unaware of Tottenham vacancy yesterday evening

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Fabio Capello, one of the early favourites to becomes the next Tottenham manager, has claimed that he was still unaware that Andre Villas Boas had been sacked. Spurs announced they were parting company with the Portuguese boss yesterday morning. Many pundits reached the conclusion that Capello had been lined up to replace him given his [.

Top 10 potential candidates to be the new Tottenham manager

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Following the news that Spurs have sacked Andre Villas Boas, we look at who the club might be lining up to replace him. 1. Fabio Capello The former England boss is the early favourite. His reputation minus the England years precedes him. And he is a well-known ally of Spurs director of football [...]


‘Jose Mourinho: Football’s Greatest Managers’: Full-Length Documentary [VIDEO]

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Jose Mourinho is back at Chelsea after managing some of the top teams in the world.

To highlight what makes Mourinho 'The Special One,' here's a full-length documentary about Jose. The 30-minute documentary is produced by Sky Sports and was first aired around Christmas 2011 as part of a series that also included some of the other greatest soccer managers in the history of the game including Bill Shankly, Sir Alex Ferguson, Bob Paisley, Giovanni Trapattoni, Fabio Capello, Arrigo Sacchi, Rinus Michels, Mário Zagallo and Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Q&A with David Luiz ahead of Brasil v Russia.

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On Monday March 25th, Brazil take on Russia at Stamford Bridge and it's a chance for Chelsea boys David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar to welcome their team mates to the Bridge to take on Fabio Capello's side.

Ahead of the game, I was asked by Chelsea Football Club along with ChelseaBrasil.


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After three points on Saturday and the notable absence of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge at the weekend, the press have moved into overdrive with all sorts of speculation as to the future of Rafa Benitez.

Most of us have been surprised with the lack of reaction to his rant at the supporters and the board last week from the club and even though a "Chelsea insider" claimed it was business as usual, I can't help but think that the club are aware of the danger of us missing out on the top four this season.

The Rest

Did Diego Simeone Ask For Fernando Torres?

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Cadena COPE that coach Diego Simeone was behind the decision to sign Fernando Torres.

Atletico confirmed on Monday that Torres is set to return to the club on an 18-month loan from AC Milan, subject to a medical, with Alessio Cerci set to move in the opposite direction as part of the agreement.

Does The Cap Fit As AVB’S Replacement?

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As we all expected following yesterday's humilating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur have parted company with Andre Villas-Boas. I'm personally very disappointed that things have come to this but results at White Hart Lane have just not been good enough. Suitable replacements are already being suggested and bet365 have come up with a market on the next Tottenham manager, with some very interesting contenders.

Carlo Ancelotti ya es nuevo entrenador del Real Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti ya es nuevo entrenador del Real Madrid, según ha confirmado el club. El técnico italiano se compromete por tres años y será presentado este miércoles a las 13.00 horas.
El Real Madrid ha confirmado lo que era un secreto a voces esta mañana, pasadas las 12.00 horas del mediodía, a través de un escueto comunicado en su web oficial, coincidiendo con el anuncio de Laurent Blanc como nuevo entrenador del PSG.

Mourinho Said "No" To Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho was approached to be the next Manchester United manager but said "no".

Jose Mourinho Responds To The Approach From Manchester United

Check: http://www.mundodeportivo.com/20130511/real-madrid/mourinho-dijo-no-manchester-united_54373396604.html

We understand that Fabio Capello is correct when he suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring due to stress - there are rumours of a heart murmur although we are not convinced the man has a heart.

Russian clubs will have to pay an added fee if they want a foreign manager next season

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The Russian FA has decided that starting in June, Russian Premier League clubs that hire a foreign coach will have to pay a tax of $158,200. And yes, this decision comes from the same Russian FA that appointed Italian Fabio Capello to replace Dutchman Dick Advocaat as the national team manager last July.

Life cycles

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The life-cycle of a typical team is very short. Those that sustain success don't evolve implying that they get marginally better through the seasons but are dismantled and started again. Of course, this may seem like a pedantic point, as teams go through phases and periods with different coaches and players thus bringing in different styles but it may be significant in the building of teams.