England will face Italy in Manaus in their World Cup 2014 opener before taking on Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D.
FIFA has announced the allocation of pots for Friday's World Cup draw, with England, as expected, unseeded for the tournament in Brazil.
Fabio Capello is close to signing a new contract with the Russian Football Union according to sports minister Vitaly Mutko.
Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov has been handed a suspended six-month ban after abusing a referee following a Premier League game, his club have announced.
The organisers of the 2018 World Cup in Russia insist there is no place for racism in football in the wake of the Yaya Toure storm in Moscow.
Russia secured their place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil by the narrowest of margins as they drew 1-1 in Azerbaijan.
Russia remained on course to qualify for next year's World Cup finals after recording a 4-0 victory over Luxembourg.
Fabio Capello's Russia took a big step towards securing their place at next year's World Cup finals in Brazil after a strong second half show saw off Israel in their Group F clash in St Petersburg.
Alexander Kokorin struck twice as Fabio Capello's Russia crushed Luxembourg 4-1 in Kazan to get back to winning ways in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Northern Ireland face Russia on Wednesday night in their rearranged World Cup qualifier and Fabio Capello has responded to accusations he has been disrespectful to tonight's opponents.
Russia manager Fabio Capello has warned his side not to take their match against Group F strugglers Northern Ireland lightly.
Fabio Capello's son and lawyer, Pierfilippo, has moved further to play down the link between his father and the Paris Saint-Germain job.
Helder Postiga's goal was enough to propel Portugal to the top of their World Cup qualification group as Russia dropped the first points of their campaign.
Russia travel to Portugal hoping to put speculation over manager Fabio Capello's future aside while taking a huge stride towards World Cup qualification.
Fabio Capello has not ruled out a move to Paris St Germain but insists he is focused on his job as coach of Russia.
Alan Dzagoev, who starred for Russia at Euro 2012, will be playing for their Under-21s at next month's European U21 Championship.
Russia manager Fabio Capello has announced his provisional 27-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Portugal, with Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba earning a recall.
Northern Ireland will play Russia on August 14 in a rearranged World Cup Group F qualifier, it has been confirmed.
Northern Ireland will play Russia on 14 August in a rearranged World Cup Group F qualifier, Sky Sports understands.
A late equaliser from Fred gave Brazil a 1-1 draw with Russia in Monday's international friendly at Stamford Bridge.