Belgium, Germany and Switzerland have secured their places at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with Russia almost certain to join them
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Head coach Fabio Capello has committed his future to the Russian national team until the end of the 2018 World Cup.
The 67-year-old Italian replaced Dick Advocaat in the role in July 2012 and supervised qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals as Russia finished top of Group F, one point ahead of Portugal.
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Russia only needed a point to qualify for the World Cup at Azerbaijan last night and they wound the clock down by sending fans into a trance with this repetitive sequence of passing.
Toni Duggan's injury-time goal gave England a lifeline in the UEFA Women's Euro Championship following a draw against Russia in Linkoping, Sweden.
Duggan struck deep in added-time to cancel out Nelli Korovkina's first-half strike. England's hopes of emerging from Group C still hang by a thread.
Lokomotiv Moscow have parted company with coach Slaven Bilic and named Leonid Kuchuk as his replacement.
Former Croatia, Everton and West Ham boss Bilic, 44, took charge of Lokomotiv last summer but could only guide the club to a ninth-placed finish in the 16-team Russian Premier League.
The Evening Standard's James Olley is reporting that Arsenal and Russia international playmaker Andrey Arshavin is ready to hang his boots up at the end of the season, aged just 32. Arshavin is said to have become disillusioned with football after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates.