With FIFA's World Cup qualifying draw now firmly in the books, Nick Miller analyses the biggest early storylines on the three-year march toward Russia.
Is an 'easy' group good for England?
The last time England were involved in a draw for an international competition, FA chairman Greg Dyke drew a finger across his throat to signify that he wasn't, to say the least, too happy with how tough it would be. Not this time, though, with England getting just about the perfect draw, against a selection...
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is relinquishing his position on the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Blatter, 79, was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term on Monday.
But IOC President Thomas Bach said Blatter informed him by letter on July 23 that he would not stand again. Blatter, beset by a corruption scandal at FIFA, is due to be replaced as FIFA president in an election on Feb. 26.
Bach said: "[Blatter] does not deem it to be appropriate to stand for...