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Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce believes being part of the Olympics has helped his side to avoid being burdened with the sort of expectations that have hampered England at major tournaments.

Capello has been out of work since leaving the England job in February

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Fabio Capello has been appointed as Russia's new coach today.

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick open to England return

Michael Carrick has confirmed he would consider a return to the international fold.

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‘Ledley’s gone’. They were the words we never wanted to hear. Many outside White Hart Lane had long predicted the demise of Ledley Brenton King, but to hear those words come from those within, those I stood beside on the lower banks of the South Stand, those who, we felt, knew him best, made the realisation that the end of one of Tottenham Hotspur’s greatest ever players was drawing near that much more, painstakingly, clear. We were forced to confront the reality, something we wished would never happen but knew we would have to accept one day. One distant day. Suddenly upon us.

Clean cut?: John Terry leaves court having been found not guilty of racism. But he still has questions to answer and now football is in the dock

Gary Cahill backs Chelsea captain John Terry to put turbulent summer behind him

Gary Cahill has backed Chelsea team-mate and captain John Terry to put his turbulent summer behind him when the new season kicks off next month.

Capello will succeed Dick Advocaat after the Dutchman's contract expired

Capello lands Russia job

Russia have chosen the former England manager Fabio Capello to take charge of the national team the country's FA said yesterday. The 66-year-old Italian, who quit as England coach in February, said he was happy to work in Russia. "It will be a wonderful adventure, as Russia is a great country," he said.

New Russia manager Fabio Capello looking forward to 'splendid adventure'

Fabio Capello admits he cannot wait to get started in his new role as Russia's head coach.

Push and shove: Aston Villa's Charles Nzogbia battles with Burton Albion's Marcus Holness during yesterday's pre-season friendly

Capello 'is new Russia coach'

Fabio Capello has been appointed Russia's new coach, according to the national team captain Andrei Arshavin. The Arsenal player announced the news on his personal website. "Russia's national coach has been appointed – he is Fabio Capello. We wish him success in his new job," Arshavin said.

John Terry celebrates victory over Ukraine

John Terry: The ups and downs of the Chelsea captain's career

Footballer John Terry was today cleared of hurling a racist obscenity at Anton Ferdinand.

Harry Redknapp says Roy Hodgson needs time to make his mark on England

Russia include Harry Redknapp on wish-list to become national team manager

Former England boss Fabio Capello and Harry Redknapp have been included on a wish-list of candidates to become the new Russia manager.

Capello keen on move east

Fabio Capello has not been contacted about becoming the new coach of Russia but would consider any proposal, according to his agent.

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Former England manager Capello has hinted a job in the Premier League would be of interest. Prior to his time in charge of the national team, the Italian's CV was impeccable - a Champions League, cup successes and numerous league titles. The 65-year-old would represent a gamble considering his time away from day-to-day management.

Former England manager Fabio Capello not approached by Russia says agent

Fabio Capello has not been contacted about the Russia job but would consider any proposal, according to his agent.

Best feet forward: Andrea Pirlo leads the Italian squad being put through their paces ahead of tonight's Euro 2012 final against Spain

Prandelli ushers in brave new world

Italy's attacking ethos has been risky but it has taken them to the brink of European glory against expectations

Roy Hodgson says tomorrow's quarter-final in Kiev is '50-50'

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Roy Hodgson has been backed to make England footballing giants again by Germany counterpart Joachim Low.

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Wayne Rooney eyes better times ahead... with Manchester United

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