England Euro 2008 now look to be in ruins after a 2-1 defeat against the Russian yesterday.
Victory would have seen England qualify, and they had high hopes after Wayne Rooney opened the
scoring, but the scenario changed in the second half.
Russia are now only two points behind England with a game in hand. Croatia are already virtually
through so if Russia can win in Israel next month, with only Andorra to play in the final match, it
is they who are likely to go on to the finals.