Livid Capello wants Index removed

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England boss Fabio Capello has demanded that his Capello Index should be removed from the internet.

The Italian is furious that his player ratings website, which scored players on their performances in this summer's World Cup, appeared online on Saturday.

Capello announced before the tournament started that he was launching the index only to have second thoughts after scorn was poured on the idea.

"The index was published without Mr Capello's knowledge and his representatives have taken immediate steps to have the material taken down," read an FA statement.

The Index uses a statistical system devised by Capello to award players a score out of 100.

Not a single England international appeared in the top 45 players at the tournament, with captain Steven Gerrard being the highest-ranked player at 65th.

Goalkeeper Robert Green had the lowest score – 51.67 – after his gaffe led to the USA equalising in England's first group game in South Africa.

Uruguay's Diego Forlan topped the ratings while Germany's Miroslav Klose and Thomas Mueller were second and third respectively.

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