Russia and Capello: so much money for so little result

Russia and Capello: so much money for so little result

Russia has suffered a new suit in World. Many already go to a team that reached the semifinals in England 1966 and since then he has hardly walked a quarter-final in 1970 and a second round in 1986, both on Mexican soil. European champions 1960, the current disaster takes more significance when one considers that Russia will host the next world championship in four years and it is found that economic investments just give success.

Definitely, much of the blame-not exclusive- Fabio Capello has it. Russia coach is the coach most cobra mundialista world by far above the rest. Italian takes 9,6 million annually, very high figures if you consider that the second most cobra is Scolari 6,2 million and coaches like Low or forest barely reach 3,5 millions of dollars. The figure is absurd even when compared with Ghana coach James Kwasi Appiah with difficulties up to 240.000 dollars or Jorge Luis Pinto with a salary of 380.000 dollars has gone to their choice of Costa Rica in the second round brilliantly.

Salaries national team in millions of dollars:

  • Fabio Capello: 9,6
  • Felipe Scolari: 6,2
  • Roy Hodgson: 5,5
  • Cesar Prandelli: 4,1
  • Joachim Low: 3,48
  • Vicente del Bosque: 3,4
  • Ottmar Hitzfield: 3,4
  • Louis van Gaal: 2,6

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  • Alejandro Sabella: 900.000 Dollars
  • Fernando Santos: 690.000
  • James Kwasi Appiah 240.000
Russia has not gotten into the quarterfinals of the World Cup since 1970. Almost nothing.
Russia has not gotten into the quarterfinals of the World Cup since 1970. Almost nothing.

Russia has been investing heavily in recent years in football. Russian Premier League has attracted big stars like Hulk or Eto'o to hit book and already many also the leaders of that part of the world they have in their hands the destiny of some of the most powerful teams in the world.

But nevertheless, something still fails at club level and the selection. In Brazil, Capello was left at home to two of the biggest stars of the moment (Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko). You have opted to bring 23 men who dispute the local league and the disaster has been of catastrophic proportions. He did not win any match and could only draw with Korea and Algeria one. Something very serious if one considers that the Russian team had 12 years without stepping on a World Cup.

Four years ahead of the next World Cup, no one doubts that the money will provide impressive stadiums. But, And players? This does not involve economic instrument, but rather the work and discipline. Capello has a lot of work.

 

 

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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