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Fabio Capello says Jose Mourinho is burning out his players

This was certainly an unprovoked shot.

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It's pretty rare for coaches to fire shots at each other unless they're in active competition, playing mind games. Fabio Capello is not competing with Jose Mourinho at the moment and may never do so again, but he's still taken some time out of his busy day to criticize the Chelsea manager.

"Mourinho burns out his players after a year and a half, at most two years," said Capello. "I had already heard it when he was in Madrid and now we have confirmation in London. It is true that Chelsea are paying for some of their absences -- like (Thibaut) Courtois -- but there have also been tactical errors from the coach, who this year is not preparing for matches very well."

Goal of the day

This one from a Barcelona youth team.

In the news

And to top it off, Mourinho's been charged with misconduct for his comments about the officiating in the Southampton game. (BBC)

Liverpool are confident they'll hire Jürgen Klopp to be their new manager. (Guardian)

Manchester United made an offer last summer, but Barcelona's technical director says Neymar is staying for life. (ESPN FC)

Montreal Impact star Ignacio Piatti has returned to the team after taking leave due to an illness in his family. (MLS)

Spanish prosecutors believe Lionel Messi didn't know about his father's tax evasion scheme. (AS)

Mexico's Giovani dos Santos is out of the playoff against the USMNT. (FOX)

You should be reading

Elliott Turner on how the USA-Mexico rivalry mirrors the immigration debate. (Soccer Gods)

Omar Chaudhuri on the myth that some EPL schedules are harder than others. (5 Added Minutes)

Ross Tyson on the 11 matches that defined Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool career. (Just Football)

What to watch on Tuesday

Olympic qualifying: USA vs. Panama (9:30 p.m.) - Watch the future of the USMNT.

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