World Cup Soccer
                   === England to keep Capello as manager ===
 London, England (Sports Network) - England's Football Association confirmed on
 Friday it will keep Fabio Capello as manager, despite the team's exit from the
 World Cup in the round of 16.
 Capello was under pressure after England lost to Germany, 4-1, in the round of
 16, but the Italian coach will likely remain at the helm at least through Euro
 "It  was important  that we took some  time to reflect on everything in a calm
 and considered manner back in England. After fully  discussing our performance
 we remain  convinced  that  Fabio is the best man  for the job," Club  England
 Chairman Sir Dave Richards said.
 Capello led England through an impressive  qualifying  campaign, but the Three
 Lions opened  the World Cup  with a 1-1 draw  against the  United States, tied
 Algeria 0-0 and only advanced from the group with a 1-0 win over Slovenia.
 "I  am  more determined than  ever to succeed  with the England team," Capello
 said.  "Sir Dave Richards has called me to tell me everyone at the FA wants me
 to  continue. I explained  it is very important we use the disappointment as a
 motivation in the future.
 "I  can  assure the  fans I  am now  fully focused  on our European qualifying
 fixtures, starting with the friendly against Hungary in August.
 "We  will look to introduce new players to give the team new energy and I will
 use all my experience to take England forward.
 "I  am extremely proud to be the England manager, it means so much to me and I
 am determined to succeed."
 07/02 13:40:06 ET

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