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Fighter jets escort Polish soccer team to World Cup after missile strike on border (photos)

Fighter jets escort Polish football team to World Cup after missile strike at border (photos)

Poland’s men’s national team plane was guided by fighter jets towards the country’s southern border following a missile killing two farmers four miles from the Ukrainian border.

The traveling squad which includes super star Robert Lewandowski was escorted out of the country by F-16 fighter jets on their way to the World Cup in Qatar.

Fighter jets escort Polish soccer team to World Cup after missile strike on border (photos)

The national team plane was guided by fighter jets towards Poland’s southern border following a missile killing two farmers four miles from the Ukrainian border on Tuesday November 15.

After the explosion, troops closed the border between Ukraine and Poland, fearing a Russian migrant crisis.

Fighter jets escort Polish soccer team to World Cup after missile strike on border (photos)

The Polish national team will kick off their tournament against Mexico on Tuesday, November 22.

Poland have qualified for two consecutive World Cups and after losing in the group stage in 2018, they hope to go further and reach the knockout stages for the first time since 1986.

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