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Mancini: Capello is Fabio

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Roberto Mancini would not be surprised if his fellow Italian Fabio Capello leaves England on a winning note.

The Manchester City manager says Capello has what it takes to lead the nation to victory in the European Championships, despite a disappointing World Cup in South Africa.

"I think the national team has a fantastic manager. In the World Cup England were very unlucky," said Mancini. "The referee did not award a goal (for Frank Lampard's effort against Germany). It changed their World Cup but under Capello they have a chance to win the European Championship."

Mancini was delighted six City players finished the European qualifier against Switzerland in midweek.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Gareth Barry, James Milner, Adam Johnson and Shaun-Wright Phillips all played a part in the 3-1 victory.

He added: "I was very proud. It is a fantastic thing for the club to have six players in the England team. It is an incredible situation for us.

"I think all our players did well and England played a good game against Switzerland. They have young players, who can play for long time."

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