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England boss Capello blasts officials

England manager Fabio Capello has blasted the officials in Sunday's 4-1 loss to Germany, saying their decisions affected the result.

England were trailing 2-1 when Frank Lampard had a clear goal disallowed after it hit the underside of the crossbar before bouncing over the goal line and then out again.

The goal should have tied up the game and Capello was left looking for answers after the Three Lions capitulated and eventually lost by three goals to an impressive German outfit.

"It was one of the most important things in the game," Capello told the BBC. "The goal was very important. We could have played a different style (if it was 2-2).

"We played I think well at 2-1, but after the third goal it was a little bit disappointing.

"We played well. Germany is a big team. They played a good game. We made some mistakes when they played the counter-attack. The referee made bigger mistakes.

"Little things decide the result always."

Andrew Slevison
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