Fabio Capello: England Can Win World Cup

CapelloBuoyed by the 5-1 demolition of Croatia on Wednesday night, England manager Fabio Capello has boldly declared that the Three Lions have a genuine chance of bringing home the World Cup from South Africa in 2010.

With England qualifying from Group 6 in unprecedentedly convincing fashion – securing eight wins from as many as matches – debate has swiftly turned to whether this England team could actually be good enough to emulate the feats of their 1966 predecessors.

Capello admitted that expectations were high, but made no effort to bring them down, reiterating the confidence in the calibre of his players.

“If everyone is fit, we have the quality to do it. Why not?” he said, according to

“Now we have eight months before South Africa. I just hope the physical condition will be the same as it is now.

“The expectation is always the same for the England team. It is always very high.”

The Italian tactician expressed his delight at the consummate team display exhibited by his England team in Wednesday’s night systematic dismantling of Slaven Bilic’s men, labelling it one of the best performances under his reign.

“There was a 20 minute spell in the first-half that was the best we played in all the qualification games,” Capello said.

“It was fantastic. We pressed the ball a lot. We passed the ball quickly and the quality of those passes was very good.

“The spirit of the group and the concentration at every moment of the game was excellent. That is what pleased me the most.”


~ by footballdirecta on September 10, 2009.

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