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May 21, 2010

FABIO CAPELLO has reaffirmed his commitment to England by removing a break-clause from his £6m-a-year FA contract.

Under the terms of his contract, there was a two-week "window of opportunity" after the World Cup. It meant the Italian would be free to speak with other countries or clubs while the FA could also decide to let him go.

But Capello sat down with FA chairman Lord Triesman and Sir Dave Richards several weeks ago after and asked them to modify his deal.

The FA were happy to meet his demands and both sides have now agreed to remove the break clause from the contract.

It means Capello will continue his work with England towards Euro 2012 no matter what happens in South Africa.

He said: "I have a contract with the FA and the only way it will finish is if they decide to sack me.

"I see my name linked with lots of jobs in England, Spain and Italy, but I'm happy here with the FA.

"I like my job, I like this country and I don't think about my future. My future is about tomorrow, the World Cup."

An FA source added: "The England team has suffered from a lack of continuity when there has been a reaction to tournaments and we don't want that to happen with Fabio.

"Whatever the outcome of the World Cup, Fabio will be in place to prepare for Euro 2012 because the FA has absolute faith in him.

"England could have sacked Bobby Robson after a poor Euro 88 campaign but the FA stuck with him and were rewarded when England reached the semi-finals in Italia 90.

"That is the kind of continuity we want in place with Fabio."
Injury hiyooo.....................................
THE German Football Federation have confirmed that captain Michael Ballack is out of the World Cup.

The Chelsea midfielder, 33, was injured by a rash tackle from Kevin-Prince Boateng during Saturday's FA Cup Final win against Portsmouth.

A scan has revealed ankle ligament damage and the news is a massive blow to the player and his country.

Ballack, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge, would have been a key figure for Germany and will not get another chance to play at the very highest level.

He was voted into the World Cup All-Star team for his performances in both the 2002 and 2006 tournaments, although suspension ruled him out of the Final defeat to Brazil eight years ago.

The former Bayern Munich star was due to have his injury assessed on Sunday but his ankle was so swollen the examinations were delayed.

Coach Joachim Low will have to consider other options with Bastian Schweinsteiger's role set to take on even more importance in the absence of his influential skipper.

Ballack has already hinted he may retire from international football in the near future and it's unlikely he'll ever be seen in his country's colours again, despite only being two apepearances away from 100 caps.

"This is obviously very disappointing," he said. "But you have to accept it.

"That is football, it must go on somehow
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