Football News

Football manager Capello 'has backing of players'

25th March 2011 - Berko Tau

England football manager Fabio Capello has the full backing of his players, despite reports to the contrary.

After an unsuccessful World Cup in South Africa, there were suggestions that some of the England squad had grown disillusioned with Capello's methods and lost confidence in his ability to guide the team.

However, midfielder Gareth Barry denies this is the case, insisting that the players still have the utmost respect for football manager Capello and his winning mentality.

"Do the players still have faith in Capello? Yes I think so. As a group altogether and the manager, we all took responsibility for what happened at the World Cup," he said.

"Now our job is to qualify for Euro 2012. It's been a pretty solid start."

England continue their qualification schedule for the European Championships with a game against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday (March 26th).

Fabio Capello's preparations for the game will have been boosted by the news that Wales' star winger Gareth Bale has had to pull out of the match with a hamstring injury.

More stories

Balotelli substituted early during friendly

25th July 2011 - Berko Tau

Balotelli substituted early during friendly

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was substituted early in one of the club's recent friendly football games. The Italian was replaced against LA Galaxy after deciding to drag the ...   Read on

Mancini hopes to finalise Aguero deal

25th July 2011 - Chad Lazarus

Mancini hopes to finalise Aguero deal

Manchester City football manager Roberto Mancini is hoping to conclude a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero this week. The Premier League club are in negotiations with Atletico regarding ...   Read on

Uruguay triumph at Copa America

25th July 2011 - Alma Shera

Uruguay triumph at Copa America

Diego Forlan helped Uruguay to victory in the Copa America final yesterday (July 24th), with Livepool's Luis Suarez also registering on the score sheet. Suarez scored the opener in ...   Read on

Rooney: Liverpool will be a threat this season

25th July 2011 - Sigvard Magnus

Rooney: Liverpool will be a threat this season

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that Liverpool will pose a significant threat in football games over the next season. The 25-year-old said the club has made some excellent ...   Read on