WATCH: F-16 fighter jets escort Poland's World Cup squad travelling to Qatar

Two fighter jets escorted Poland's World Cup squad to the southern border of the European country.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 18 November 2022 05:05 PM

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Following a missile strike on Tuesday in a Polish village close to the Ukrainian border that killed two men, Robert Lewandoski-led Poland national football team were escorted by F16 fighter jets on their way to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022, taking place from November 20.

After failing to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup, Poland were knocked out from the group stage of the 2018 edition and the White and Red team will look to qualify for the knockout stages in the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the first time since 1986.

The Poland national team took to its official Twitter handle and wrote, "We were escorted to the southern border of Poland by F16 planes!  Thank you and greetings to the pilots!"

Two fighter jets escorted Poland's World Cup squad to the southern border of Poland and the country's football federation also posted some pictures of the jets and a close up of the pilot, who is a Poland supporter. Check the pictures:

As per NATO and Polish leaders, the missile was most likely fired by Ukraine in defence against a Russian attack that hit two men aged 60 and 62 with a common first name, Bogdan. One was a warehouseman and the other was a tractor driver.

Meanwhile, Poland are placed in the Group C alongside Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia while the Robert Lewandowski-led side will begin its FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign against Mexico on Tuesday, November 22 at the Stadium 974.

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