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Fabio Capello’s fate was sealed during that World Cup game with Germany when an England team who had until the last ten minutes of the first half been completely outclassed fought back by applying pressure on their much younger rivals.

The same was expected in the second half, but did not occur which allowed Germany to get back into the game on their own terms.

Perhaps, a Martin O Neill or Harry Redknapp would have seen the opportunity, the vastly overpaid and  over-rated Fabio Capello did not.

The FA have alot of questions to ask about this whole saga – why did they appoint this man in the first place to run a team of players that were not despite what was being claimed a golden generation.

Truth is England have only once looked like winning a tournament – Euro 96 under the creative genius that was Terry Venables.

And what happened to him then?

TEMPLATE SPORT 2012