Fabio Capello's Russia

Stifling play, slow movement forward, and inept finishing. You might think these are the qualities of the English side that was dumped of this past summer's World Cup and while one would be right, these have also become the characteristics of Fabio Capello's venture into international management. At 61.76%, the win percentage would land you a top job in club football, but international management can skew this. Games against opponents like say, Andorra, can help boost your numbers. Capello's failure to produce during the moments it's mattered has defined him. A sub-par Euro 2012 campaign spelled the end with his run in England, although it was rather unjust. Still, a very disappointing 2014 World Cup, and now faced with a Euro 2016 qualifying group that includes a rising Austria, a Montenegro side that gave England a run for their money in the World Cup qualifying group, and a Swedish side trying to find some more players to complement Zlatan, Capello is bound to be soon on the way out, especially if they fail to make the Euros. Overall Capello, who is now 68, is more than likely in his final 2 years as Russia manager. I'd imagine this Euro 2016 campaign will be the last act of his otherwise stellar managerial career. In the meantime, he still have enough games left to produce one more moment of managerial magic.

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