Zurich: Star footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar on Wednesday said their team is ready to face any nation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is slated to take place on December 1 at Moscow.

"I'm relaxed because, although some teams are stronger than others, all the groups will be balanced. I'm calm because I know that, when the time comes, the team will be ready," the Portuguese was quoted as saying by FIFA. "Whoever we're drawn against, we have to win, no matter what," Ronaldo added.

Messi said: "I'll be following it, so long as we don't have training or a match." "I believe that we're ready to take on anyone," Neymar said. "We're going to put some popcorn in the microwave, and call family and friends. Everyone will have a keen eye on the television," the Brazilian added. (IANS)