When asked to choose between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Capello said: 'There are so many good players, not just these two. There are Kaka, Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Gerrard. But if you're speaking of a fantasy player, then it has to be Leo Messi as he is so unpredictable.
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'But if you're speaking of goalscoring and finishing, then it is Ronaldo. He can score from free-kicks, with his head, from open play. One is an absolute genius, the other a goalscoring genius.'
When it came to the best goalkeeper in the world, Capello's list included Iker Casillas, Petr Cech and Gianluigi Buffon but, predictably, no mention of any English keepers.
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