English FA to face media following Capello's exit

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LONDON (AP) -- England's Football Association will give its version of the events that led to Fabio Capello's resignation as coach when it holds a media conference Thursday.

Capello quit Wednesday, angry that he had not been consulted about the FA's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy.

Capello said Terry should have led the side at the upcoming European Championship since his criminal trial for racially abusing an opponent is not scheduled until after the June 8-July 1 tournament.

Capello's resignation came on the same day that the man most favored to replace him, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, was cleared of tax evasion in a London court.