Barcelona ace Cesc Fabregas says Fabio Capello's resignation as England coach shocked him.

Former Arsenal midfielder Fabregas, now starring for Barcelona, says England have been left facing a tougher task to challenge the top nations in Poland and the Ukraine.

"I was very surprised to see Capello had quit - everybody in Spain was," he said. "I don't know the reasons but I would say it's not good news for England."