England draw Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualification
England have been drawn alongside Scotland in Group F of the European section of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The draw for the qualifying rounds of the tournament on each continent were made in St Petersburg this afternoon.
England and Scotland also face Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.
Wales, who found themselves in the unusual situation of being a top seed, are in the same group as the Republic of Ireland.
Northern Ireland’s group also includes World Cup holders Germany.
Group A: Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, Luxembourg
Group B: Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra
Group C: Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, San Marino
Group D: Wales, Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova, Georgia
Group E: Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakhstan
Group F: England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta
Group G: Spain, Italy, Albania, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Liechtenstein
Group H: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus
Group I: Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland