Capello rules out resignation
Fabio Capello insisted he would not consider resigning as England coach after the World Cup exit at the second round. The Italian coach will, however, ask for the backing of the Football Association following Sunday's 4-1 defeat to Germany. "I want to speak with the chairman and then decide my future," he said. "I need to know whether the FA have confidence in me or not." England's chances appeared to hang on a short spell in the first-half when the ball crossed the German line twice. Unfortunately for England only the first goal, Matty Upson's header was given. Frank Lampard's shot shortly afterwards clearly crossed the line but was not given as a goal by the assistant referee. Capello did not blame the defeat on the officials, but felt the match was there to be won if the goal had been given. "It was very important for us to get that second goal. I don't understand why in this time of so much technology, we are still talking about this.," he said. "It was the most important thing of the game. The little things always decide the result. I think we played well at 2-1, it should be 2-2, but then I was disappointed by the mistakes and they counter-attacked well. "Germany is a big team and they played well - we made mistakes, but the referee made a bigger one. This is football." Joachim Loew, the Germany coach, revealed that his side had targeted gaps left from Lampard and Steven Gerrard's attacking approach. "We knew that the midfielders - Gerrard and Lampard - always support the forwards and that their midfield would be open," he said. "We knew there would be spaces. Our objective was to set [John] Terry up with [Miroslav] Klose to force him to come out of the defence. "We knew the full-backs would be very much to the side, and that would create space that we could penetrate. We could have been 3-0 up in the first half because we did penetrate them."
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