The Russian team got into the most powerful group in the world Cup. Opponents of Russians in group H were the Belgians, South Koreans and Algerians. Before the start of the games in this group, the favourites of the Quartet was considered by the national teams of Belgium and Russia.
The first match of the Russian players did against South Korea. The game ended with the score 1 - 1. In the match, the Russians had to win. At that time nobody was sure that this game can be one of the key in fight for an exit in play-offs.
In the second meeting in the group stage Russian national team against Belgium. The Russians lost this match at the last minute (0 - 1). So after two games at the tournament, Russia was only one point. However, the chances of qualifying from the group of wards Capello was. To do this, Russia needed a victory over Algeria.
Game with African players for the Russians have developed bad. Final score of the match (1 - 1) left Russia behind the main football tournament of the Olympic games.
Capello's team in three matches at the world Cup, scored just two points and took the third place in group N.
The performance of the team of Russia in RFS was seen as a failure. The head coach and the players themselves were not satisfied with the result. Equally fans of the Russian team once again experienced negative emotions.