Capello Index was published without my knowledge, says Capello

July 18th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jul 18 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello said that the Capello Index was published without his knowledge.

Capello has had the Capello Index removed from the Internet after insisting he had not seen or approved of the controversial rankings, the Daily Express reports.

An FA statement said: “The ratings were not seen or approved by Mr Capello and were published without his knowledge. His representatives have taken steps to have the material taken down.”

Capello Index is a supposedly sophisticated system being used to rank players from all over the world, including the England team.

The Index rated players efforts during the World Cup campaign. It revealed that the worst performers in England team were Robert Green, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Gareth Barry, Ledley King and Aaron Lennon.

No England names appeared in the top 45 players from the tournament, which was headed by Uruguay’s Diego Forlan with 68.95 per cent.

Jermain Defoe was given the top English mark of 62.47, based mainly on his performance in scoring during the group game against Slovenia. (ANI)

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