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Russia reportedly hires Fabio Capello

Updated: July 16, 2012, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russia has reportedly decided to hire Fabio Capello to lead the national team, and the former England coach is expected to soon visit Moscow to sign a contract.

The ITAR-Tass news agency quoted Russian football federation head Nikita Simonyan as saying the decision to appoint Capello was made Monday.

Simonyan said all that is needed is a "final agreement on terms of the agreement."

"If everything finishes in the best of ways, as the Russian Federation ...

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