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Capello's approach: you are what you wear
Daily Telegraph, May 21st, 2010 3:21AM

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While it remains to be seen whether Italian Fabio Capello become a World Cup champion coach, he's surely a contender for World Cup micro-manager. The England has implemented a strict dress code, deciding what his players will wear each day.

"You are wearing this -- you are a team," is how goalkeeper Robert Green described the philosophy. "The way that it is put across is so clear and well reasoned. It makes sense to do that. It can be about the small details. Wearing the same kit, you go, 'OK that's the level of professionalism that is expected.'"

When Capello took the England job, he laid down a strict code of conduct he expected from his players. Now that they've bought into his approach, he's started to relax a bit. Dress is an exception. He remains as strict as ever, choosing the colors of the casual wear.

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