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Fabio Capello to coach Russia

Updated: July 26, 2012, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Former England coach Fabio Capello signed a two-year contract on Thursday to guide Russia's national soccer team through to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Capello announced the move at a news conference in which he acknowledged his inability to speak Russian but said he would work to overcome it.

He replaces Dick Advocaat, who resigned after Russia failed to make it past the group stage at the European Championship last month.

Capello had been unemployed since stepping ...

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