How Poland can be seeded at the World Cup finals for Russia 2018
Poland last qualified for the World Cup finals in 2006, but are now well placed to make the 2018 edition in Russia -- and their fine form in qualifying could result in them among the top eight seeds in the Dec. 1 group-stage draw.
Russia will be seeded as hosts, and joined by the top seven qualifiers based upon the October FIFA World Ranking, which is published after the next round of qualifiers.
So how can this be achieved by Poland?
UPDATE: OCT. 8: Poland guaranteed their place among the World Cup seeds.
Dale Johnson has been an editor and journalist at ESPN for 18 years. You can follow him on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN.