Capello’s four turbulent years in England

Capello's four turbulent years in England 0

Capello’s four turbulent years in England

On February 6, 2008, nearly two months after being appointed to replace Steve McLaren, Capello debuted in his new position when he and England defeated Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly match at home at Wembley (Jenas and Wright-Phillips).

In August 2008, after testing Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard respectively, Capello decided to give the captain’s armband to John Terry.

On September 10, 2008, in the 2010 World Cup qualifying match, with Walcott shining and scoring a hat trick, England crushed Croatia 4-1 at Zagreb, avenging the 2-3 loss that led to tragedy.

In September 2009, meeting Croatia again at Wembley in the second leg, England continued to destroy the opponent 5-1 to win a ticket to the 2010 World Cup two matches early with a winning record.

In February 2010, when John Terry secretly had an affair with his teammate Wayne Bridge’s lover, Fabio Capello personally decided to strip the Chelsea midfielder of the captaincy.

Coming to the 2010 World Cup as a candidate, England and Capello experienced a real nightmare in South Africa.

However, that failure did not cost Capello his job, despite countless calls for the FA to fire him.

In March 2011, Capello appointed John Terry to return as England captain.

The storm will pass.

The friendly matches won against Spain and Sweden with the same score of 1-0 in November 2011 were Capello’s last matches as England head coach.

On February 8, 2012, after an hour-long meeting with the FA President and General Secretary, Capello decided to resign and was immediately accepted.

Phuong My

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