BBC Sport - World Cup draw: England face Scotland in 2018 qualifiers
England get Scotland in World Cup draw
- From the section Football
BBC News' Richard Conway reports from St Petersburg on the draw for qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
The draw pitted the two oldest foes in world football together as England were paired with Scotland in Group F.
"It could be worse," was England boss Roy Hodgson's immediate reaction.
Wales coach Chris Coleman saw his team paired with the Republic of Ireland and said it was "a good group".