ASTANA, Sep. 4, 2016 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Kazakhstan tied 2-2 with Poland (halftime: 0-2), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday night at the Astana Arena.
The Poles started off well by taking the lead thanks to goals by Kapustka ('9) and Lewandowski ('35 on penalty). However, even though they were leading 2-0 at half time, they could not prevent a comeback by Kazakhstan with dual goals from Khizhnichenko ('51 and '58.
The result left both teams tied in the second place of Group E with one point. In their next game, Poland will meet group leaders Denmark at the Astana Arena on October 8, while Kazakhstan will face Montenegro.
Fixtures and Results : Group E
Kazakhstan at the World Cup
- Never qualified
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)
Poland at the World Cup
- 7 appearances (first in 1938)
- 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
- Statistics: Third Place (1974, 1982)