Albania vs Poland suspended as Lewandowski and Co pelted with bottles by fans

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Albania’s clash with Poland in Tirana was postponed after home fans pelted stones at Robert Lewandowski & Co.

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The away team was celebrating as Karol Swederski gave them a priceless 1-0 lead in the 77th minute.

Polish players pelted with mob objectscredit: AP
was struggling with trouble in the match stand

was struggling with trouble in the match standcredit: Reuters
Robert Lewandowski was shocked by the incident

Robert Lewandowski was shocked by the incidentcredit: EPA

But the celebration turned sour as objects including bottles were thrown on the pitch.


Kamil Glick reacted furiously to the alarming actions of some home fans, while a shocked Lewandowski waved his hand in disgust.

Poland left the field after the shameful incident.

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The match was then adjourned for about 20 minutes before play resumed with 13 minutes remaining on the clock.

Poland held on to a priceless victory in the race for second place in England’s World Cup qualification group.

The victory saw the Poles leapfrog Albania to second place, which would see them enter the play-offs for a place in Qatar 2022.

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Meanwhile in Group I, there was also a crowd problem during England’s 1–1 draw with Hungary at Wembley.

Within three minutes of the start of the match, there was trouble in the audience section.

In embarrassing scenes, a group of stewards, numbering around 20, were left to fend for themselves under attack from all angles as tensions spread.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed at half-time that there had been an arrest on charges of racist abuse by an unidentified supporter – adding to the crowd’s woes.

While a statement from the FA said: “We are aware of an incident in the away class during tonight’s FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Wembley Stadium.

“We will investigate and report the incident to FIFA.”

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