Capello has come under increasing pressure following a dismal run of results.
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The Russian Football Union (RFU) Tuesday dismissed Fabio Capello as national team head coach, ending the Italian's three years in charge after a string of disappointing results.Capello – who is reported to be the highest-paid coach in international football – took over the Russian team in 2012 and accompanied them to the 2014 World Cup before being given a lucrative new contract to stay in the job through to the end of the 2018 World Cup, which Russia will host.A source told Russian news wire R-Sport that the 69-year-old coach will receive around 930 million roubles ($16.4 million, 10.5 million pounds) in compensation.A recent opinion poll showed 53 percent of football fans in the country wanted Capello to step down.
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