QPR's Wszolek off to World Cup Finals

Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday.

The Bayern Munich striker then set up Kamil Grosicki with a clever touch in the 16th minute and the winger fired home from 12 metres after good work by Zielinski, who shook off two Montenegrin defenders to thread the ball to Lewandowski.

The QPR winger is Russian Federation bound following his sides 4-2 win against Montenegro in their final Group E fixture.

England and Germany ended their qualifying campaigns with victory, while Poland became the latest nation to qualify for the World Cup.

Lewandowski has 51 goals in 91 worldwide matches since his debut for Poland in 2008, and became the first European player to score more than 15 goals in a World Cup qualification campaign. One of them is Group E.

This marks the eighth time Poland have qualified for the World Cup.

In contrast, Denmark are 3 points ahead of Montenegro, needing just one more point in the game against Romania to ensure a position in the top two and qualify for the play-offs.


Poland ended up winning the group by five points, as Denmark failed to hold onto a lead earned by Christian Eriksen's 60th-minute penalty.

Heading into the final round, three teams - Slovakia, Scotland and Slovenia - were in contention to finish second and it went down to the wire.

Harry Kane scored for the second successive game when he netted the game's only goal from the penalty spot in the 27th minute.

Leon Goretzka contributed with a brace, while Sandro Wagner, Antonio Rudiger and Emre Can also registered their names on the score-sheet.

Switzerland are the only other country that can finish European qualifying with maximum points.

Northern Ireland slid to a 1-0 defeat to Norway in Oslo after an own goal by Chris Brunt, but Michael O'Neill's men were already guaranteed a berth in the playoffs.

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