Capello sacked as Russia coach….

Fabio Capello

Coach Fabio Capello has left his role as Russia head coach after three years in the post. The 69-year-old signed a four-year contract extension in 2014 to keep him under contract until the 2018 World Cup, which will be staged in Russia. But the Italian’s deal has been ended after a run of poor results. Russia have eight points from six games in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, and face the prospect of needing to win a play-off to reach the tournament. They were knocked out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the group stage without winning a game. The Russian Football Union (RFU) said it had “reached an agreement to terminate his contract by mutual consent”. Reports in Russia  suggest Capello has received 15m euros (£10.7m) in compensation from the RFU. Last month, a group of fans launched a fundraising campaign to buy the Italian out of his contract.

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