Russia's national football team headed by manager Fabio Capello left for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil Sunday.
"We're all right and ready to depart. The players are in a positive mood and are completely focused on the World Cup. They're ready to show their best in Brazil. I don't want to make any forecast as any of participating teams have chances to win the World Cup before the event's kick-off. I believe the strongest one will grab the trophy," Capello said, reports Xinhua.
The 67-year-old former England manager earlier had set an aim of making the quarterfinals. Russia have been drawn in Group H with South Korea, Belgium and Algeria.