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Unsettled Capello desperate to succeed

Russia coach Fabio Capello is finding it difficult to adapt to his new surroundings.

But the former England coach is determined to overcome any obstacles as he tries to guide the team to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Capello replaced Dick Advocaat at the helm after a disappointing Euro 2012 campaign, but he has so far struggled to settle.

“Everything is written in Cyrillic, and it’s difficult to read and to learn the Cyrillic alphabet,” Capello told UEFA.com.

“I always need a translator, and it makes it a bit more difficult to say what I want to say. Sometimes the right expression, the right word, helps you a lot. So I would say it’s really difficult.

“But as with all difficult challenges, I like to take them on.

“I have just arrived and I am living in a hotel. Moscow is a beautiful city. Russia is a nation full of development.

“You see many nice things. For example all the stadiums are built for the World Cup, the infrastructure, so it’s really a nation worth living in.”

Russia are top of Group F on six points with Portugal, who they play in Moscow on Friday, followed by another home qualifier against Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

Tue 9 October, 2012
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