Fabianski's heading to the World Cup

9th October 2017

Lukasz Fabianski will be heading to the World Cup in Russia next summer after Poland guaranteed their place at the tournament.

The keeper joined Swans team-mate and South Korea captain Ki Sung-Yueng in having qualified for the tournament following Poland’s 4-2 victory over Montenegro on Sunday night.

Fabianski was among the substitutes as Poland celebrated winning Group E – five points ahead of Denmark – in Warsaw.

Martin Olsson and Kristoffer Nordfeldt’s World Cup hopes will go down to the wire as Sweden face a thrilling climax to Group A.

Following their 8-0 thrashing of Luxembourg, Sweden go into the final game in second place – one point behind leaders France and three ahead of Holland.

It is set up for a mouthwatering finish, with Sweden travelling to Holland on Tuesday while France host Belarus.

It could not be more tense for Renato Sanches, with his Portugal side knowing victory in their final game will send them to Russia next year.

Sanches was not involved in the matchday squad as the Portuguese scored twice in the second half to see off a determined Andorra side.

Portugual now host leaders Switzerland on Tuesday, with the Euro 2016 champions needing to win in order to top the group on goal difference.

Ki made his first senior appearance of the season as South Korea were beaten 4-2 by Russia in a friendly.

The midfielder, who is yet to feature for the Swans this season after undergoing knee surgery this summer, came off the bench and featured for 30 minutes of the defeat.

He could again feature on Tuesday as South Korea face Morocco in a friendly.

Wilfried Bony, meanwhile, didn't feature in Ivory Coast's squad as they drew 0-0 in Mali.

At under-21 level, it was Tammy Abraham who came out on top as he claimed the bragging rights over Oli McBurnie.

Abraham scored one and created another while McBurnie came off the bench and set up Scotland’s goal in their 3-1 defeat against England.

Abraham doubled England’s advantage from the penalty spot after he went down in the box before McBurnie’s fine skill set up Chris Cadden to reduce the deficit.

Just a minute later, though, Abraham raced through on goal before unselfishly teeing up Dominic Solanke to slot home the hosts’ third goal.

Abraham is next in action on Tuesday as England visit Andorra while McBurnie’s Scotland travel to Latvia.