FA chairman Lord Triesman praises Capello for handling England scandals

FA chairman Lord Triesman has praised England boss Fabio Capello for his handling of his players' public scandals.

FA chairman Lord Triesman has praised England boss Fabio Capello for his handling of his players' public scandals.

Triesman acknowledged the harm potentially caused by the furore over John Terry, Wayne Bridge and Ashley Cole and he backs Capello's strict moral code to win over doubters.

When asked if the recent spate of stories had tarnished England's global reputation, Triesman replied: "They always have that potential.

"We took a straightforward decision - the authority of Fabio Capello in the England dressing room and over the squad he selects is absolute.

"That's the authority that I want to run all the way through because it's what has built the success we've had so far.

"Fabio will take the decisions and there's respect around the world that we've put those decisions in the hands of someone who is a football person who will make football judgments, but who plainly sets very exacting standards."