The result leaves the Scots in fourth place on goal difference but level on points with world champions Germany, after Joachim Low’s men were held 1-1 by the Republic of Ireland.
After falling behind on 11 minutes the Tartan Army looked set to claim a brilliant 2-1 win as Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith had turned the game around to put Strachan’s men ahead, but Arkadiusz Milik rescued the hosts with a thunderous strike on 76 minutes.
Club captain Gordon Greer played the full 90 minutes for Scotland in Warsaw as Gordon Strachan’s side battled to a 2-2 draw with Poland.
There were successes all round for Brighton & Hove Albion players on international duty last night.
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After winning the home leg 2-1 last week, Liam Moore gave England the perfect start with a ninth-minute strike, and despite Marko Livaja levelling matters, Gareth Southgate’s side made qualification a certainty in the 73rd minute through Will Hughes to give England a 4-2 aggregate win.
And finally, Jake Forster-Caskey will have one eye on the summer as the Albion midfielder played the full 180 minutes of England under-21s’ two-legged play-off victory over Croatia to secure the Three Lions a place in the 2015 Under-21 European Championship in the Czech Republic next year.
Elsewhere Albion defender Aaron Hughes featured as Northern Ireland produced a magnificent display to defeat Euro 2004 winners Greece 2-0. The Greeks have been a regular in FIFA’s top 20 over the last decade, only dropping lower then twentieth for four months, but Michael O’Neil’s side produced a terrific performance to make it three wins from three to lead group F. Seagulls midfielder Paddy McCourt was an unused substitute in Piraeus.