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Russia to Hire Capello to Coach National Soccer Team, TASS Says

July 16, 2012

The Russian Football Union plans to hire Fabio Capello to coach the national soccer team, Itar-Tass reported, citing union acting chief Nikita Simonyan.

Either Capello or his lawyers will come to Moscow to sign a contract in the next two days, Simonyan was cited as saying. State television station Rossiya-24 said the contract will run through the next World Cup tournament in 2014.

Capello quit as England coach in February. Dick Advocaat left the Russia post after the Euro 2012 tournament, in which his team failed to reach the quarterfinals.

Nobody in the union’s press service in Moscow answered the phone when Bloomberg called seeking comment today.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Brad Cook at

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