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England game means Capello to miss son's wedding

The Football Association have confirmed reports that England boss coach Fabio Capello will miss his son's wedding in Italy as it clashes with Saturday's international friendly against Spain at Wembley. It was originally intended that England's friendly against world and European champions Spain would be played on Friday evening, but was then re-arranged because of Barcelona commitments.

Capello's wife, Laura, will be attending the wedding ceremony.

Capello's youngest son, 36-year-old Pierfilippo, is tying the knot with his partner, Tiziana, in Milan.

Speaking to The Independent, Pierfilippo said of his father missing the wedding: "It is not a problem, absolutely not. He is a football manager first; he has been that ever since I was a child and sometimes being a football manager can make strange demands on your time. You just have to accept that.

"We will all toast him sitting there on the bench at Wembley and look forward to him coming to join us for the celebrations after the games."

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