The Rise and Fall of Fabio Capello

  • Capello Appointed Manager

    Capello Appointed Manager
    Fabio Capello is appointed as England manager following the sacking of Steve McClaren after England's failure to reach Euro 2008
  • Capello starts with a win at Wembley

    Capello starts with a win at Wembley
    Jermaine Jenas and Shaun Wright-Phillips help give England a 2-1 over Switzerland in Fabio Capello's first game in charge.
  • Terry announced as permanent captain

    Terry announced as permanent captain
    After rotating between Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard and John Terry, Terry gets the nod from Capello to be captain prior to England's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.
  • England start off with a win

    England start off with a win
    England win their first World Cup qualifier 2-0 against minnows Andorra thanks to a Joe Cole brace.
  • England stun Croatia

    England stun Croatia
    Theo Walcott scores a hat trick to stun Croatia 4-1 in Zagreb and puts England on top of the group.
  • Three lions qualify for South Africa

    Three lions qualify for South Africa
    England book their place at the World Cup in South Africa next year with two games to go after a convincing 5-1 victory over Croatia.
  • Ukraine wreck England's 100% Record

    England suffer their first defeat in qualification after a 1-0 to Ukraine. Robert Green becomes the first goalkeeper to be sent off for England
  • Capello strips Terry of captaincy

    Capello strips Terry of captaincy
    John Terry is stripped of being England captain after an alleged affair with a former team mate's partner. Capello announces Rio Ferdinand as his replacement.
  • Introduction of the Capello index

    Introduction of the Capello index
    Fabio Capello announces a scoring system of his World Cup squad based on their peformances in the Summer. It is largely criticised by the media and the project was postponed a day later.
  • Provisional 30 man squad anounnced

    Capello hands shock calls to Jamie Carragher who decided to come out of international retirment as well as injury prone defender Ledley king. The England manager also admits he asked midfielder Paul Scholes to follow Carragher out of retirement. However Scholes declined Capello's invitation
  • England held in opener

    England held in opener
    Robert Green suffered a World Cup nightmare, as his mistake gifted the United States an equaliser but England's performance would have disappointed Capello as they were held 1-1.
  • England fail to break down Algeria

    England fail to break down Algeria
    England were held to a dire 0-0 draw against Algeria. It was Wayne Rooney's outburst at the England fans after the final whistle which took the headines.
  • England qualify for next round

    England qualify for next round
    A Jermaine Defoe goal was enough to put England into the knockout stages. However, thanks to a late United States goal against Algeria meant England would now face Germany.
  • Germany embarass England

    Germany embarass England
    Frank Lampard's controversial goal which was not coutned did not hide England's blushes as the Germans ran away with the game 4-1. The FA plan to hold talks with Capello to discuss his future.
  • Capello stays on

    The FA decide that Fabio Capello is the right man to take England through to the European Championships in Ukraine and Poland
  • Positive signs shown in easy wins

    Positive signs shown in easy wins
    A new look England team started qualification easily with a comfortable 4-0 win over Bulgaria. Three days later, England go to Switzerland and claim a 3-1 victory.
  • Terry re-appointed as captain

    Rio Ferdinand is controversially dropped as England captain and is retained by John Terry. Capello believes Terry had 'Served his time.'
  • England qualify but lose Rooney

    England qualify but lose Rooney
    England qualified for Euro 2012 after they held on for 2-2 against Montenegro. However they will be without talisman Wayne Rooney who will serve a two game ban for a kick at a Montenegro defender.
  • England beat world champions amid rasicm allegations

    England beat world champions amid rasicm allegations
    England beat World champions Spain for the first time since 1968 with a Frank Lampard header. Another 1-0 over Sweden came a week later. This was in the middle of recent allegations of rasicm from captain John Terry. Capello believes that Terry is "innocent until proven guilty"
  • Capello disagrees over Terry losing captaincy

    Capello disagrees over Terry losing captaincy
    Fabio Capello angered the FA and fans alike with an interview on Italian television claiming that he does not believe John Terry should have been stripped of his captaincy. A meeting was called for the Wednesday to discuss these recent matters
  • Fabio Capello resigns over Terry captaincy

    Fabio Capello resigns over Terry captaincy
    Fabio Capello resigns as England manager over the FA's dealings over John Terry's captaincy. He is reported to have a £1.5 million pay off. This ends 4 years with the England squad. Most fans and media sre delighted with the outcome.