Robert Lewandowski ruled OUT of Poland's clash against England in World Cup qualifier after suffering knee injury
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI will miss Poland's big World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday.
The Bayern Munich star suffered a knee injury in the 3-0 win over Andorra and has now officially been ruled out.
Poland's Twitter account posted: "Robert Lewandowski will not play in Wednesday's 2022 World Cup qualifying match against England in London due to an injury."
Lewandowski scored twice in the home win but then left the pitch with an injury with 27 minutes left.
The news is a massive blow for the Poles. Lewandowski's brace took him to 47 goals in 42 games this season for club and country and 16 in his past 10.
But his absence is a boost for England who know that a home win would complete a hat-trick of qualifying wins and boost their chances of finishing top of the group.
Poland boss Paulo Sousa said after the Andorra win: "He felt a pain in his knee.
"Tomorrow (Monday) we will check whether he is okay. He needs to rest and sleep well now."
Scans revealed damage to the collateral ligament of Lewandowski's right knee.
England have so far cruised to a 5-0 win at home to San Marino before winning 2-0 at Albania.
Poland provide Gareth Southgate's side with their toughest test in the group.
And in December, Southgate praised Lewandowski and compared him to England skipper Harry Kane.
He said: "He's a fantastic player and he's as good of a number nine as there is.
"When you look at him, Harry Kane and [Romelu] Lukaku they are the number nines you think of as the best from around Europe.
"He is a player who can hurt you and his record for his country is phenomenally good."
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