Fabianski on brink of World Cup

6th October 2017

Lukasz Fabianski is a step closer to a place at the World Cup after Poland thrashed Armenia 6-1 in Yerevan on Thursday night.

Swans keeper Fabianski was an unused substitute in the Group E clash, with Juventus star Wojciech Szczesny playing in goal.

But most of the focus was at the other end of the pitch, with Robert Lewandowski netting a hat-trick as the Poles romped to victory to strengthen their hold on top spot in the group.

Poland now need a point from their final qualifier, at home to second-placed Montenegro on Sunday, to book their place in Russia next year.

Fabianski went to the 2006 World Cup as a youngster, but Poland failed to qualify in 2010 and 2014.

Meanwhile, three Swans youngsters featured as Wales Under-21s won 3-1 in Liechtenstein to go second in their 2019 Uefa European Under-21 Championship qualifying group.

Joe Rodon skippered the Wales side, which also featured fellow Swans centre-back Cian Harries. Midfielder Jack Evans, meantime, came on as a late substitute.