From dentist's chairs to fake sheikhs: England's pre-tournament crises


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Fabio Capello's shock resignation leaves the Football Association facing a critical decision over the identity of a new England manager just months before the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine.

Here, we take a look at the occasions when England's hopes of winning a major finals have been hamstrung by pre-tournament controversy.

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