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Poland – World Cup preview

Poland are back in the World Cup and making a lot of noise on their way here. The team hadn’t qualified since 2006. But in 2018, they are arguably one of the best European sides in recent years and they lead a group that many would expect them to win.

Robert Lewandowski has been the team’s leader throughout the campaign. But high calibre performances should be expected from his teammates as well, many having made a name for themselves playing for some of Europe’s finest teams.

With a very good squad and and a number of good results under their belts, Poland could end up being one of the big surprises at this summer’s World Cup.

Robert Lewandowski

– Star players: Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Jakub Blaszczykowski

– FootballCoin stars:

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 9,659.80 seasonal points (Pro), 5,855.50 points (Easy)

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg) 1,785.40 seasonal points (Pro), 705.00 points (Easy)

– Coach: Adam Nawalka

– Group: H

– Group fixtures:

Tue June 19: Poland – Senegal, Moscow (Spartak), 1pm

Sun June 24: Poland – Colombia, Kazan, 7pm

Thu June 28: Japan – Poland, Volgograd, 3pm

Kamil Grosicki - Hull City, Poland

– Prediction and preview: Poland is expected to easily qualify from their group. The stats would suggest Lewandowski’s team to be one of the strongest in the World Cup.

A strong second round encounter with either England or Belgium is expected. Considering their recent form, Poland should really be looking to make it through to the Quarter-Final stage.

– Squad:

Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus);

Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund);

Midfielders : Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechnia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)

Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht)

– World Cup history: 1938, 1974 (Third place), 1978, 1982, (Third place), 1986, 2002, 2006, 2018

 

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