International friendlies: England's Gareth Southgate dismisses Boris Johnson's opinion of Russia hosting World Cup
Southgate said his experience of travelling to Russia for last year's Confederations Cup was on a par to previous World Cups.
FIFA World Cup 2018 draw: From title-holders Germany to hosts Russia, here's a look at teams in Pot 1
A guide to the teams in Pot 1 in Friday's draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia:
Confederations Cup 2017: Portugal sans Cristiano Ronaldo take on Mexico for the third place play-off
European champions Portugal will have to make do without captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they seek the consolation of a third-place finish in Sunday's Confederations Cup play-off against Mexico.
FIFA said the system corrected six game-changing decisions during the Confederations Cup.
Confederations Cup 2017: Chile's 'never give up' mantra takes them to third straight international final
Chile won the 2015 and 2016 Copa America and will be looking to add the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup to their trophy cabinet.
Confederations Cup 2017: From Julian Draxler to Javier Hernandez, 6 key players in Germany-Mexico semi-final
A close look at six players from Germany and Mexico who could play a key role in the Confederations Cup 2017 semi-final on Thursday.
Confederations Cup: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will skip 3rd place play-off to meet his newborns
Portugal's superstar captain Cristiano Ronaldo revealed on Thursday that he will not play in the Confederations Cup third-place match on Sunday as he will finally meet his newborn twin boys.
Germany has won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships. They face Mexico who came from behind in all three of their group matches
Germany manager Joachim Loew wants the names of any players caught doping to be made public, after Russian football was on Wednesday accused of tampering with urine samples.
Claudio Bravo was Chile's hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semi-finals
Confederations Cup 2017: Emre Can, Shkodran Mustafi look forward to 'tough' semi-final against Mexico
Germany's duo of Emre Can and Shkodran Mustafi expect a tough battle against Mexico in Confederations Cup semi-final as the world champions chase more silverware in Russia.
A VAR review meant there was a confusing four-minute break in Germany's 3-1 win over Cameroon on Sunday at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
After Charles Aranguiz injured himself against Australia, Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is hopeful that the midfielder will be fit for semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.
Confederations Cup 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Santos critical about St Petersburg stadium pitch
Ronaldo criticised the pitch which earlier had to be hastily relaid after severe criticism from football officials when it cut up badly during the inaugural match there in April.
Russia was earlier accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of running a state-sponsored operation across sports to aid and protect drug cheats.
Confederations Cup 2017: Chile's Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth ahead of crucial game
Sanchez, 28, surpassed former La Roja star Marcelo Salas with his 38th international goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with world champions Germany in Russia.
Confederations Cup 2017: Germany's Leon Goretzka not thinking about future amid rumours of Arsenal interest
Goretzka, who has a year left on his Schalke contract, has also sparked interest in Juventus, Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo could play for the first time since April in Sunday's Confed Cup clash against Australia, says Chile's coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.
After their opening 2-0 win over Cameroon, Chile took the lead against Germany with just six minutes gone.
Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday