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England boss Capello feels for goalkeepers

England manager Fabio Capello admits he feels for the goalkeepers in this World Cup because of the balls being used in matches.

There has been much scrutiny about the adidas 'Jabulani' balls throughout the tournament so far and Capello joined the debate saying the bounce and carry of the ball makes life difficult for the glovemen.

His comments were made ahead of his selection for the clash with Algeria where he will have to make a decision on Robert Green who gifted the USA a goal with a schoolboy error in the Three Lions' opening World Cup match that ended 1-1.

"But there is one problem for the keepers. I saw some keepers make mistakes and it's a problem with the ball. Sometimes the bounce is higher than normal. For this reason, I have to justify the keeper," he said.

"I think all the players make mistakes. They can make mistakes: the forwards, the keeper, the defence. But I have to choose the value of different players, not about their mistakes."

Andrew Slevison
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