2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Review (UEFA): Poland Become Sixth European Nation In Russia

Poland have qualified for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after they defeated Montenegro 4-2 to secure top spot in Group E.

The country’s leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski scored one of the goals as he helped his side join other European nations like Belgium, Germany, England, hosts Russia and Spain at the tournament.

Still in Group E, Denmark have sealed a playoff spot after finishing second behind Poland in the group. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen netted his eighth goal of the qualifiers in a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Romania.

Scotland missed out on a playoff spot in Group F on goal difference after they played a 2-2 draw at Slovenia. Gordon Strachan’s men started Matchday 10 in the playoff but the draw meant Slovakia leapfrogged them into the playoff spot with a 3-0 win over Malta at home.


Group C

Czech Republic 5-0 San Marino

Germany 5-1 Azerbaijan

Norway 1-0 Northern Ireland


  1. Germany 30 points (100% record Qualified)
  2. Northern Ireland 19 points (Playoff Spot)
  3. Czech Republic 15 points
  4. Norway 13 points
  5. Azerbaijan 10 points
  6. San Marino 0 point

Group E

Denmark 1-1 Romania

Poland 4-2 Montenegro

Kazakhstan 1-1 Armenia


  1. Poland 25 points (Qualified)
  2. Denmark 20 points (Playoff Spot)
  3. Montenegro 16 points
  4. Romania 13 points
  5. Armenia 7 points
  6. Kazakhstan 3 points

Group F

Lithuania 0-1 England

Slovenia 2-2 Scotland

Slovakia 3-0 Malta



  1. England 26 points (Qualified)
  2. Slovakia 18 points (Playoff Spot)
  3. Scotland 18 points
  4. Slovenia 15 points
  5. Lithuania 6 points
  6. Malta 1 point