Having impressed in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers to win their group ahead of Portugal, Fabio Capello’s charges arrive in Brazil hoping to finally prove their worth at the tournament finals and reach the Last 16 stage at least.
Sbornaya Komanda have a good chance to start the tournament with a win seeing as how they face South Korea, a team that lost four of last five matches and suffered a 4-0 defeat in their final preparation game against Ghana.
With Alexandr Kerzhakov far from the desired form, exciting Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin is expected to start up front, and, having scored 4 goals in 8 qualifiers, the youngster looks a good bet to score the first goal against South Korea, with Ladbrokes enhancing the odds from 6/1 to 13/2.
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