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Capello targets Russia redemption

14 August 2012 18:12

Russia coach Fabio Capello says his priority is to win back the country's support after an 'insulting' European Championship campaign.

Russia were unable to progress from a group with Poland, Greece and Czech Republic at Euro 2012, and Italian coach Capello, who replaced Dick Advocaat last month, is ready to help the side get back on track again.

"I am very proud as it is a big honour for me to be here and to work with a strong national side," Capello told the UEFA website.

"The main thing we have to achieve now is to win back the support of Russian fans who feel insulted after Euro 2012.

"The key element is mutual respect between everybody who works with the team, between every member of the squad.

"Nobody will have any privileges. We are all friends here, we are equals. To get results we must work for the team."

Russia meet the Ivory Coast in an international friendly, their first game under Capello, on Wednesday.

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