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Capello: So tough axing Green for Calamity at World Cup

Former England coach Fabio Capello has spoken of axing former West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green during the 2010 World Cup.

Capello admits that it pained him to put David James in goal following Robert Green's error against the United States.

"You can't say anything. Everyone makes mistakes," Capello told The Guardian.

"He [Green] made one, so I changed. I put in Calamity James.

"I had Green and I had [Joe] Hart, just a kid. I asked the players. Hart or Calamity? 'Calamity'. I put Calamity in because of the players' trust."

And Capello admitted he only picked James because players trusted him more than Joe Hart

"John Terry and the defenders had more faith in James. Hart had played only once."

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