POLAND v SWEDEN live updates - the battle to reach Qatar 2022

World Cup Qualification UEFA / Matchday 1
Stadion Slaski / 29.03.2022
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Pete Sharland
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Pete Sharland
Updated 29/03/2022 at 21:00 GMT
22:00
THAT'S ALL FROM US
Thanks for joining us for a historic evening of football! Catch up on all the action from elsewhere around the Eurosport site as Portugal also reach Qatar 2022 and England and the Republic of Ireland both taste friendly victory
21:57
CATCH UP ON THE ACTION
An incredible night for Poland then, who beat Sweden for the first time since 1991 and qualify for their second successive World Cup in doing so. Catch up on all the action with our full report here
Poland reach World Cup after ending 31-year wait to beat Sweden
21:56
LEWANDOWSKI'S GOAL STATS
We all know that Robert Lewandowski is a goal-scoring machine anyway, but his stats for Poland are ridiculous. That was his 75th strike for his country tonight, coming in just 129 games. He's 27 goals clear of second placed Włodzimierz Lubański!

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21:54
GREAT SCENES IN POLAND
Here's the moment Poland knew they were heading to Qatar
21:50
POLAND HEADING TO QATAR - WHO'S JOINING THEM?
There was another World Cup play-off tonight - catch up on Portugal vs North Macedonia here
Portugal - North Macedonia Live - Summary: Football Scores & Highlights -
21:44
THE MOMENT THAT SEALED POLAND'S SPOT
The finish from Zielinski was terrific, but the defending was dreadful. Here's how it played out
21:43
DISAPPOINTMENT FOR SWEDEN - AND ZLATAN
Sweden have now failed to qualify for three of the last four World Cups, and it's disappointment for Ibrahimovic, who came out of retirement to help get them to Qatar 2022. Surely that's his last shot at a World Cup
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FULL-TIME: POLAND 2-0 SWEDEN
Poland are heading to Qatar! A superb performance from the hosts, who at times had their backs to the wall but thwarted everything that Sweden threw at them. They're back at the World Cup finals
90+2'
YELLOW TO KULUSEVSKI
The midfielder talks his way into the book after complaining about a free-kick
Dejan Kulusevski
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Dejan Kulusevski
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Sweden
90+1'
FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME
The fourth official holds up his board - Poland are four minutes from the World Cup
90'
LEWANDOWSKI COMES CLOSE
Perhaps the Poles are still interested in a third. Olsen makes a terrific save as he breaks into the box and fires golwards from 10-yards
89'
POLAND SUB
Goal hero Zielinski is withdrawn to quite the ovation. He's replaced by Adam Buksa
Piotr Zielinski
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Poland
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Adam Buksa
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88'
POLAND RUNNING THE CLOCK DOWN
Poland have a chance to go for goal as they quickly counter from a Sweden corner, but they decide to halt the break, playing for time instead
85'
SWEDEN GETTING FRUSTRATED
There's been some petulent stuff from the visitors in the last few minutes. They're five minutes from going out and they know it
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DOUBLE BOOKING
Tempers boil over as Isak and Kyrstian Bielik get booked following a scuffle
Alexander Isak
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Alexander Isak
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Sweden
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DOUBLE CHANGE FOR SWEDEN
It's Ibrahomivoc time. He he and Jesper Karlsson come on for Kristoffer Olsson and Marcus Danielson. Last chance saloon for the visitors
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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LEWANDOWSKI BOOKED
The striker goes into the book for preventing Olsen from taking a quick goal-kick
Robert Lewandowski
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Robert Lewandowski
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Poland
76'
OLSEN AGAIN TO THE RESCUE!
A thunderous header from Lewandowski, meeting the resulting corner at the near post, but Olsen is on hand to make a splendid reaction stop. There was some power behind that
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BENDAREK COMES CLOSE AGAIN
Olsen makes a superb save fin the Sweden goal, arching his back to tip a powerful Bednarek flick-on over the bar
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Piotr Zielinski
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Piotr Zielinski
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Poland
GOAL! POLAND 2-0 SWEDEN
Surely that is game over! A mistake in the Swedish defence gifts Zielinski a chance to burst forward one-on-one and he confidently fires past Olsen to double Poland's lead. Qatar is beckoning!