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2022 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group I qualification match


Poland 1 England 1 [0-0]
Match Summary
Poland Squad

England Squad
Team Records
   
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The Biało-czerwoni Squad for the matches against Albania, San Marino and England  September 2021 
←Last Polish Squad that faced England (1012)  
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Bednarek, Jan Kacper 12 April 1996 25 CD Southampton FC, England 34 1
Bereszyński, Bartosz 12 July 1992 29 RB UC Sampdoria, Italy 36 0
Bereszyński is injured for the match against San Marino, and then England
Buksa, Adam 12 July 1996 25 CF New England Revolution, USA 2 4
Dawidowicz, Paweł Marek 20 March 1995 26 CD Hellas Verona FC, Italy 5 0
Drągowski, Bartłomiej 19 August 1997 24 G ACF Fiorentina, Italy 1 0
Frankowski, Przemysław 12 April 1995 26 M Le Racing Club de Lens, France 17 1
Glik, Kamil Jacek 3 February 1988 33 CD Benevento Calcio, Italy 87 6
Helik, Michał SÅ‚awomir 9 September 1995 25 CD Barnsley FC, England 4 0
Jóźwiak, Kamil Jan 22 April 1998 23 M Derby County FC, England 18 2
Kamiński, Jakub 5 June 2002 19 LM KKS Lech Poznań 1 0
Kamiński was drafted into the squad on 30 August to replace those with injuries
Kędziora, Tomasz Karol 11 June 1994 27 RD FC Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine 24 0
Klich, Mateusz Andrzej 13 June 1990 31 M Leeds United AFC, England 34 2
Klich withdrew from the squad on 30 August after testing positive for CoVid19
Kownacki, Dawid Igor 14 March 1997 24 F Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany 7 1
Kownacki withdrew from the squad on 30 August because of injury
Kozłowski, Kacper 16 October 2003 17 M MKS Pogoń Szczecin 5 0
Kozłowski withdrew from the squad on 30 August because of injury
Krychowiak, Grzegorz  29 January 1990 31 DM FC Krasnodar, Russia 83 5
Lewandowski, Robert 21 August 1988 33 F FC Bayern München, Germany 124 72
Linetty, Karol 2 February 1995 26 M Torino FC, Italy 36 5
Moder, Jakub Piotr 7 April 1999 22 M Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 14 2
Piątek, Krzysztof 1 July 1995 26 F Hertha, Berliner SC, Germany 18 8
Piątek withdrew from the squad on 30 August because of injury
Piątowski, Kamil 21 June 2000 21 D FC Red Bull Salzburg, Austria 3 0
Piątowski was drafted into the squad on 30 August to replace those with injuries
Puchacz, Tymoteusz 23 January 1999 22 LB 1.FC Union Berlin, Germany 6 0
Rybus, Maciej 18 August 1989 32 LB FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Russia 64 2
Slisz, Bartosz Piotr 29 March 1999 22 M Legia Warszawa SA 1 0
Slisz was drafted into the squad on 30 August to replace those with injuries
Skorupski, Łukasz 5 May 1991 30 G Bologna FC 1909, Italy 5 0
Świderski, Karol 23 January 1997 24 F Panthessaloníkios Athlitikós Ómilos Konstantinopolitón FC, Greece 9 3
Szczęsny, Wojciech Tomasz 18 April 1990 31 G Juventus FC, Italy 58 0
Szymański, Damian 16 June 1995 26 M Athlitikí Énosis Konstadinoupóleos, Greece 5 0
Szymański was drafted into the squad on 30 August to replace those with injuries
Szymański, Sebastian 10 May 1999 22 M FC Dinamo Moskva, Russia 11 1
Szymański withdrew from the squad on 30 August because of injury
Zalewski, Nicola 23 January 2002
in Tivoli, Italy
19 LM AS Roma, Italy 1 0
Zieliński, Piotr Sebastian 20 May 1994 27 M SSC Napoli, Italy 63 7
Zieliński is injured for the matches against Albania & San Marino, and then England

Squad details correct up to and including Poland's match against San Marino on 5 September 2021.
Tallies taken from PZPN.pl

Diary

Sunday, 8 August 2021 - The PZPN have announced this afternoon that West Ham United goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański has retired from international duty after making 56 appearances for his country. He debuted for the Eagles in March 2006.

Monday, 16 August 2021 - New coach Paulo Sousa has announced his first Polish squad of the new season, consisting of 26 players, for the World Cup qualification matches against Albania in Budapest, San Marino in Serravalle and England back in Warsaw. The biggest surprise is the inclusion of 19 year old Nicola Zalewski, who has played just 24 minutes of senior football so far. Another new face is Adam Buksa, who has scored eight goals in twenty MLS appearances this season for New England Revolution.

Monday, 30 August 2021 - Following the final weekend of league football across Europe before the International break, Paulo Sousa has announced numerous changes to his squad. Dawid Kownacki, Kacper Kozłowski, Krzysztof Piątek and Sebastian Szymański all miss out because of various injuries. Mateusz Klich misses out after testing positive for coronavirus. Piotr Zieliński will miss the first two matches of the campaign window, but Sousa hopes he will be available for the match against England. Initially, Sousa added Lech Poznań's Jakub Kamiński and Red Bull Salzburg's Kamil Piątkowski into the squad as replacements, and these were joined by Legia Warsaw's Bartosz Slisz and AEK's Damian Szymański.
The squad begin training later this afternoon in Legia.

Thursday, 2 September 2021 - Poland 4 Albania 1 - Robert Lewandowski led Poland to an emphatic 4-1 win as Paulo Sousa's side climbed to second in the Group I table. Talismanic captain Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a close range header, but Albania equalised thirteen minutes later when a long pass from Klaus Gjasula found striker Sokol Cikalleshi and he put the ball past Wojciech Szczęsny. Poland regained the lead against the run of play just before half-time through a header from Adam Buksa, who was making his debut. Nine minutes in the second half, Grzegorz Krychowiak tapped in a pass from Lewandowski, after the striker had dribbled past three Albania players. Just before the final whistle, Karol Linetty fired the ball in off the crossbar to secure a convincing win for Poland.

Saturday, 4 September 2021 - Bartosz Bereszyński will miss the match against San Marino tomorrow after limping off the field on Thursday night. He will return to training on Monday in preparation for the match against England.

Sunday 5 September 2021 - San Marino 1 Poland 7 - Poland warmed up for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier with England by smashing San Marino to stay second behind Gareth Southgate's Group I leaders. Striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice, with Karol Świderski and Karol Linetty also netting in the first half. Nicola Nanni pulled one back with San Marino's first home World Cup qualifying goal in eight years. Substitute Adam Buksa then stole the show, scoring a hat-trick to make it four goals in two Poland appearances.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 - Piotr Zieliński is still not ready to make the tea, and will miss the match against England tomorrow night. Bartosz Bereszyński has not recovered enough to feature in the match either.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 - The English national anthem was drowned out by almost 60,000 whistling supporters in attendance before the England's players were booed for taking the knee. Then players from both sides were dragged into a furious scuffle after the half-time whistle was blown, caused by Kamil Gilk grabbing Kyle Walker's throat. Both Glik and Harry Maguire were cautioned after the row.
Although the Polish team did not take the knee, they instead pointed to the 'respect' symbol on their left arm.

Thursday, 9 September 2021 - Polish FA chiefs have rejected any insinuation that their players racially abused England players. Their spokesman, Jakub Kwiatkowski said "It was a football incident. Passions were running very high. There was some pushing between Glik and Walker at a freekick. There was a lot of tension and some pushing but no racism."

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - FIFA will take no disciplinary action over the confrontation between Kyle Walker and Kamil Glik due to lack ofidence. Both associations were asked for their observations on the incident by FIFA, which has decided there is insufficientidence to open proceedings.

Friday, 15 October 2021 -
The head of Poland FA, Cezary Kulesza, will ask FIFA to take action against the people who made what it says are false accusations of racism against Kamil Glik. "I made a decision that the Polish Football Association will apply to FIFA to punish those who have unjustifiably accused Kamil Glik of racist behaviour during the match against England. I was convinced from the outset that these allegations were completely false, so we will officially intervene."

Poland Form: last six games
D L D L W W  f 17:a 10   success: 50%
- 8 June 2021 - Poland 2 Iceland 2 [1-1]
Stadion Miejski w Poznaniu, Poznań
Zieliński, Świderski
Guðmundsson, Bjarnason
Fr HD
- 14 June 2021 - Poland 1 Slovakia 2 [0-1]
Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Linetty
Szczęsny OG, Škriniar
ECF NL
- 19 June 2021 - Spain 1 Poland 1 [1-0]
Stadium La Cartuja, Seville
Morata
Lewandowski
AD
- 23 June 2021 - Sweden 3 Poland 2 [1-0]
Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Forsberg (2), Claesson
Lewandowski (2)
NL
- 2 September 2021 - Poland 4 Albania 1 [2-1]
PGE Narodowy, Warszawa
Lewandowski, Buksa, Krychowiak, Linetty
Cikalleshi
WCP HW
- 5 September 2021 - San Marino 1 Poland 7 [0-4]
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
Nanni
Lewandowski (2), Świdersky, Linetty, Buksa (3)
AW
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