What the back pages say: World Cup boost for David Beckham, Mark Hughes promises Arsene Wenger a bad day in Manchester, F1 star admits crashing on purpose


Fabio Capello was as uncompromising as ever last night, telling the players' wives and girlfriends he will not allow them to distract his team and warning that he will be brutal in selecting the best squad to win the World Cup.

Capello gets tough: Fabio's message to his troops

Also: Arsene Wenger hit back at Eduardo's critics yesterday, claiming Wayne Rooney would not be demonised in the same way should he dive to win England the World Cup.

A diving Rooney for England would be cheered, fumes Wenger


I just might take you after all: Fabio Capello is set to give David Beckham a World Cup lifeline


Fabio Capello is laughing all the way to the bank after England qualified for the World Cup.

£2m bonus for Fabio if England win World Cup

Also: Fabio Capello turns everything to gold, according to Frank Lampard...David Beckham has been given a massive World Cup boost by Fabio Capello.


David Beckham will be given the World Cup chance to become England's most capped player in South Africa next summer.

Also: Bolton boss Gary Megson has carpeted Croatian new boy Ivan Klasnic over his spit spat with John Terry...Mark Hughes turned up the heat on Arsene Wenger last night - promising another bad day in Manchester for the Gunners tomorrow.


Fabio Capello last night insisted there will be no WAGs circus around England at the World Cup.

Also: Sir Alex Ferguson last night slammed claims that Manchester United paid the parents of promising young foreign stars to lure them to Old Trafford.


Fabio Capello has launched an immediate crackdown on the WAG culture that undermined England's last World Cup bid and warned he will not tolerate his team's quest for glory being turned into a circus.

Also: Arsene Wenger has again rounded on Eduardo's critics by claiming Wayne Rooney will be hailed a hero if he cheats England to World Cup glory next summer.


Nelson Piquet Jr has given a dramatic account of how he crashed his car on purpose to help Fernando Alonso, his Renault team-mate, to win a race.


Fabio Capello wiped out the WAG culture that surrounded England in Germany in 2006 at a stroke yesterday by banning the wives and girlfriends circus from South Africa next summer.

Also: He was an ageing international midfielder in his 30s whose legs had seen better days and a loyal servant of his country who played for Milan.


Fabio Capello has moved to ensure there will be no repeat of the circus that engulfed England's stay in Baden-Baden at the last World Cup by confirming the players' wives and girlfriends will only be permitted to visit the camp after each game, with anyone objecting to his rules advised to "stay at home".

Also: Arsene Wenger has launched a defence of the Premier League's global pursuit of young players and claimed that any attempt by FIFA or UEFA to outlaw international transfers for players under the age of 18 would have a detrimental effect on the game and prove unmanageable.


The last time Fabio Capello returned home from a World Cup, rotten tomatoes whistled around his head as the Italian public reacted angrily to the Azzurri's group-stage collapse in 1974

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