Austria drew with Sweden in Euro 2016 qualifier, while Russia thumped Liechtenstein to go top of Group G.
World football's ruling body FIFA has recommended that Russia reduce the number of 2018 World Cup host cities.
A top Ukrainian football chief on Friday voiced strong opposition to Russia's move to allow three Crimean clubs to join the Russian league.
Russia ready to integrate football clubs from the annexed Crimea peninsula.
Fabio Capello says he will stay in his post as Russia coach despite the team's Soccer World Cup failure.
FIFA remains committed to the 2018 SWC In Russia and says a boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region.
A mourning Dutch football association wants to postpone discussions over participation in the next World Cup in Russia.
Fabio Capello is used to dealing with the harsh English media but dealing with Russian parliamentary leaders is something else.
Following their Soccer World Cup elimination, Russia head coach Fabio Capello has criticised the match officials.
Fabio Capello said a laser beam that distracted goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev had been to blame as his side crashed out of the World Cup.
Fabio Capello has vowed to lead host Russia to the World Cup in 2018 despite seeing his second campaign as coach come to an end.
Algeria have reached the SWC last 16 for the first time after fighting back for a draw against Russia to clinch second place in Group H.
Recap the Soccer World Cup match between Algeria and Russia.
Fabio Capello believes his Russian charges will put a last-gasp loss to Belgium behind them and reach the second round of the World Cup.
Divock Origi has scored a late goal to give Belgium victory over Russia and secure a place in the World Cup last 16.