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Afternoon Ticker: Capello's future unclear, Fabiano keen on United and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Fabio Capello is contracted with England through the 2012 European Championship, but with the Three Lions' exiting early from the World Cup, his future has become unclear. 

Despite telling the FA he would like to remain as England's manager, Capello will have to wait two weeks to find out if England's ruling body would like him to remain. Capello is on the hot seat after England was trounced, 4-1, by Germany in the round of 16 in the World Cup on Sunday. 

Capello stated he already has plans for England should he remain, including bringing in younger players for the next World Cup cycle.

Here are more stories from Monday:

Fabiano open to Man. United move

Luis Fabiano may be under contract with Sevilla, but that hasn't stopped him from publicly admitting his desire to play for Manchester United.

Fabiano said he will not extend his contract with Sevilla and that he would like to secure a move to a bigger club, with Manchester United being one of his top choices.

Despite Sevilla claiming that it won't sell Fabiano, AC Milan and Tottenham have also been linked with moves for the Brazilian striker. Fabiano has ruled out joining the Tottenham, however, as he wants to join a club he feels has Champions League aspirations.

City near Silva deal

Manchester City's summer spending could begin with a swap of players, as the club looks to sign Valencia midfielder David Silva in exchange for striker Roque Santa Cruz. Silva has been linked with Manchester City for some time, and the move appears closer than ever to completion as Valencia looks to strengthen its depleted attacking options.

FFF president to quit

The mess in France just continues to get bigger.

French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes has stated he will step down from the position later this week after he meets with France's National Assembly to discuss the disaster that was France's World Cup. 

France had a disastrous showing in South Africa, with in-team fighting plaguing the team as it failed to win a match en route to finishing last in Group A behind Uruguay, Mexico and the hosts.

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What do you think the FA will do with Capello? Would Manchester United be a good fit for Fabiano? Still can't believe France's meltdown? How do you see Silva faring with Man. City?

Share your thoughts below.

65 comments
  • Elite Hunting

    More of a shot? He’s played nearly 40 times for the United States. He isn’t good enough to be a regular starter. He is a quality substitute against the right opponent.

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  • Aquaman

    I’m not too worried about strikers with Jack Mac, Stefan Jerome, Brek Shea, Tony Taylor scoring a couple on loan in Portugal, and Peri Marosevic finally showing his potential on loan to the Aztex. Not to to mention Marcus Tracy if he stops getting hurt, Kenny Cooper if he gets his stuff together, and Mike Grella and John Paul Pittman maybe. There’s a lot of time and a lot of possibilities out there, someone just needs to step up.

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  • Dom

    Yeah, England’s ” pipeline is much drier than the USA’s”…the England under 21’s reached the FINAL of the 2009 European championship (losing to Germany) and England’s under 17’s WON the 2010 European championship (beating Spain at their own game of attractive football thanks to Sir Trevor Brookings influence). Real lack of talent coming through in England.

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  • Dom

    “Yeah, England has some serious talent issues to contend with for 2014.”

    …the England under 21’s reached the FINAL of the 2009 European championship (losing to Germany) and England’s under 17’s WON the 2010 European championship (beating Spain at their own game of attractive football thanks to Sir Trevor Brookings influence). Real lack of talent coming through in England.

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  • buff111

    There was an article on Sky Sports website comparing the English training system and the German system. It slammed the English system. Basically, the English system have ~30 academies centered around the major teams in the country. Whereas, the Germans have ~10,000 small training clubs that feed info up the chain regarding players. BTW it’s going to be hard to keep Capello on the job.

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  • Thorpinski

    Hamid should at least be a back up. Najar is Hondurus bound but Danny Manwaga Sp? Is committed to the US. Another one if we can get him to commit is Ruben Luna

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  • Joamiq

    Really? That’s interesting, because Tottenham are amongst the highest spenders in England. There are only 4-5 players in the world who are above their pay grade. Someone needs to inform him that Spurs are the team where he can be a Champions League star.

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  • Max

    Don’t forget the English over-emphasis on fitness. When youth teams in other countries are working on skills and teamwork, the English youth teams are running.

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