Poland vs Saudi Arabia lineups: Confirmed team news and predicted XIs for World Cup 2022 today


Robert Lewandowski will today be looking to put his penalty miss behind him as he leads the line for Poland against Saudi Arabia.

The Barcelona striker saw his free-kick saved as Poland drew their World Cup opener against Mexico and will know his country need to pick up a result against Saudi Arabia to give themselves a realistic chance of reaching the last 16.

Krystian Bielik came on at half-time in this game and is a doubt with a minor injury, as is Bartosz Bereszynski, who picked up a muscle injury.

It would be no surprise to see Poland remain unchanged, although Arkadiusz Milik is an option if Czeslaw Michniewicz wants more attacking ambition for his side.

Saudi Arabia enter this match on top form after stunning Argentina, although they will need to make changes to the side that caused the upset.

Yasir Al-Shahrani suffered a broken jaw and required surgery after a horror collision with his goalkeeper, meaning he is expected to play no further part in the World Cup.

Salman Al-Faraj went off just before half-time against Argentina and is a doubt, so his country could be forced to reshuffle the pack in midfield as well.

Match-winner Salem Al-Dawsari will forever be a hero after his strike at home and will have the chance to further enhance his reputation this weekend.

Predicted Poland XI:

 Szczesny, Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski, Krychowiak, Kaminski, Zielinski, Szymanski, Zalewski, Lewandowski

Predicted Saudi Arabia XI: 

Al-Owais, Abdulhamid, Tambakti, Al-Bulayhi, Al-Burayk, Al-Malki, Al-Brikan, Al-Abid, Kanno, Al-Dawsari, Al-Shehri

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