- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s football bosses are considering whether to fire national coach Fabio Capello after a loss to Austria seriously dented the team’s hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016.

After Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to Austria left Russia third in its Euro 2016 qualifying group, Russian Football Union acting president Nikita Simonyan told the R-Sport agency the body “will discuss” whether to remove Capello.

Italian-born Capello has coached Russia since 2012 and was handed a four-year contract extension last year to lead Russia through to its home World Cup in 2018, but recent results have been poor.

Russia won just two of its last 10 competitive games, with one win coming against tiny Liechtenstein and the other awarded by default when a match against Montenegro was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

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