Capello keeps feet on the ground

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Manager Fabio Capello is refusing to get carried away with thoughts of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals despite England's record-breaking start to their group campaign.

England's 3-1 win over Belarus in the Dinamo Stadium means they have won the opening four qualifiers in the Fifa competition for the first time.

They are well on course to participate in South Africa in 20 months' time after Wayne Rooney's two goals took his tally to five in the last three internationals.

But Capello has his feet firmly on the ground even though England have scored 13 times in their four matches.

The Italian said: "I think it's a very important victory. I said before the game that this would be a hard game having seen the way Belarus had played against Argentina, Germany and the Ukraine and I meant it.

"It's a good three points and we are in a good position in the group now. But it is just three points and it is only one step further. This, for me, must be remembered."