Saint Petersburg: England will face old enemies Scotland in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Both sides will also face Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta in Group F.
World champions Germany were drawn alongside Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino.
The toughest group on paper sees 1998 champions France drawn alongside three-time World Cup finalists the Netherlands and a Sweden side captained by Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
There is also a clash of two former winners in Group G as Spain and Italy were paired along with Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.