Monday, 28th June 2010

England coach Fabio Capello has denied that he will be resigning in the wake of the country’s humiliating 4-1 World Cup defeat at the hands of bitter rivals Germany. The Italian boss had said before the tournament began that anything less than reaching the final would be failure.

Asked by the press whether he would be resigning Capello said: "Absolutely no", before going on to say he needed to speak to the FA chairman when he arrived back in London. The Italian is under contract until the end of Euro 2012, but his position cannot be considered safe in the wake of such a disastrous loss.

Capello went on to speak about the moment he felt was the turning point in the game when Frank Lampard’s volley hit the bar and clearly bounced at least three feet over the line, but was not judged a goal by the Uruguayan referee and his assistants.

"It was the most important moment of the game" said Capello, acknowledging that had Lampard scored then the teams would have headed into the half time break level at 2-2 and England’s mindset and approach would have been different for the second half. As it was they headed in at 2-1 down, which soon became 3-1 and then finally 4-1.




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