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Fabio Capello Left Red-Faced After Calling Up Lokomotiv Moscow Reserve Defender Into Russia Squad By Mistake

By Chris Wright

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Russia coach Fabio Capello has been forced into a bit of an embarrassing climb-down after calling the wrong player up into his national side as a result of mistaken identity.

Aiming to hand Terek Grozny defender Andrey Semenov his first international call-up for Russia’s upcoming friendly against Armenia, Capello accidentally gave the nod to a 21-year-old Lokomotiv Moscow ‘B’ team centre-half of the same name – who we shall henceforth be refering to as ‘Semenov II’ to avoid confusion.

The Russian Football Union even went as far as congratulating Semenov II on his call-up with an article on their website, which had to be hastily taken down and mulched once the error came to light. They then also issued a formal apology for getting Semenov 2′s hopes up.

“I was surprised, to say the least,” said the Lokomotiv youngster. “Well, I have one year’s experience playing for Russia’s youth team!”

Lokomotiv also published an article on their official site to announce Semenov II’s inclusion in the Russia squad which, likewise, was stripped as soon as the club realised it wasn’t actually their man who’d been selected.


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By Chris on February 20th, 2014 in FAIL, International football, Managers, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “Fabio Capello Left Red-Faced After Calling Up Lokomotiv Moscow Reserve Defender Into Russia Squad By Mistake”

  1. Christy McFacken says:

    Stop giggling at the back!

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