Often disappointing, Poland version Robert Lewandowski holds one of its last opportunities to shine on the occasion of the 2022 World Cup. Team, calendar and form, here is everything you need to know about the White Eagles.
Poland’s squad for the 2022 World Cup
Around the star Robert Lewandowski, we find well-known names in France such as Arkadiusz Milik (ex-OM), Kamil Glik (ex-Monaco), Grzegorz Krychowiak (ex-PSG), Kamil Grosicki (ex-Rennes) or even the Lensois Przemyslaw Frankowski. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is also one of the headliners of this selection where the young nugget of AS Roma, Nicola Zalewski could be one of the revelations.
Guardians: Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus Turin), Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna), Kamil Grabara (FC Copenhagen).
Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Aston Villa), Jakub Kiwior (La Spezia), Kamil Glik (Benevento), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Robert Gumny (Augsburg), Matthew Cash (Aston Villa), Mateusz Wieteska (Clermont), Nicola Zalewski (AS Roma ), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw).
Environments : Krystian Bielik (Birmingham), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Lens), Kamil Grosicki (Pogon Szczecin), Jakub Kaminski (Wolfsburg), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Al-Shabab), Michal Skoras (Lech Poznan), Sebastian Szymanski (Feyenoord), Damian Szymanski (AEK) Athens), Piotr Zielinski (Naples), Szymon Zurkowski (Fiorentina).
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona), Arkadiusz Milik (Juventus Turin), Krzysztof Piatek (Salernitana), Karol Swiderski (Charlotte FC).
The calendar of Poland (Group C)
- Tuesday November 22, 2022, 5 p.m., Mexico – Poland (Day 1)
- Saturday November 26, 2 p.m., Poland – Saudi Arabia (Day 2)
- Wednesday 30 November, 8 p.m., Poland – Argentina (3rd day)
The shape of Poland
Overtaken by England at the top of their group, Poland qualified for Qatar by dismissing Sweden in the play-offs (2-0). With 3 defeats in the last six games, including a stinging 1-6 against Belgium, the last performances have not necessarily reassured, but the recent victories against Wales (1-0) and Chile (1-0 ) gave a little balm to the heart of the White Eagles.
Facts about Poland
The quarter-final at Euro 2016 had opened up great prospects for the Lewandowski generation. Except that the Poles never chained then, and they finished last in their group at the same time at the World Cup 2018 then at the Euro. Disappointing.
Poland’s chances at the 2022 World Cup
Given their latest performances, the White Eagles can fear the worst in a Group C which is likely to prove to be tougher than expected given the feat achieved by Saudi Arabia against Argentina (2-1). Accustomed to qualifying in 8th, the Mexico will also represent a tough opponent. Very dependent on Lewandowski, the Poles will need the Barcelonan to be on top to be able to hope.