After a 12-year absence Russia will play in the World Cup. This is a huge opportunity for Russia's soccer players, especially given that the team is managed by one of the world’s most decorated coaches, 67-year-old Italian Fabio Capello. Russia will face Belgium, Algeria, and South Korea as part of Group H in the World Cup 2014 soccer tournament in Brazil. According to the draw, Russia’s first game will be against South Korea.

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World Cup 2014: Capello building Russian team

Ilya Zubko

Coach Fabio Capello, who has led Russia’s national soccer team to a five-point lead over favored Portugal in the World Cup qualifiers, talked to Rossiyskaya Gazeta about Russia’s match against Northern Ireland on Mar. 22 and his experience in Russia

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