Capello wants to play in Madrid

The FA said on Monday that they did not want to play the match at the Bernabeu, after England’s players were racially abused the last time they played there in 2005. They also claimed that Capello agreed with that.

Capello told Spanish newspaper Marca: “It is a mistake by the FA’s director of communications (Adrian Bevington). I don’t know how my name has appeared in this.

“Why wouldn’t I want to play at the Bernabeu? It is my home. Everyone knows I love Spain. I have a house in Marbella and I love Madrid, a marvellous city where I have spent two unforgettable years.

“I don’t decide where England plays. It is a decision the English FA and the Spanish Federation will have to agree on. I don’t care where the game is played and obviously if it is at the Bernabeu all the better.”