Poland World Cup squad 2022: Final 26 players on Polish national football team roster in Qatar

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Poland’s impressive run to World Cup qualification proposed dark-horse status in Qatar, but manager Paulo Sousa’s sudden departure in December has left much to prove.

Sousa guided Robert Lewandowski and co to second place in Group I behind England before leaving his post to join Brazilian side Flamengo.

Czeslaw Michniewicz is the new man aiming to play Poland’s first World Cup knockout game since 1986. In his second game, the former Legia Warsaw boss secured a 2-0 win over Sweden in the European play-off final to seal qualification.

With a squad that mixes experienced stars with career journeymen and unproven young talent, Michniewicz’s key task will be to unlock Lewandowski in what could be the captain’s last World Cup.

Poland World Cup squad 2022

Record topscorer Robert Lewandowski will once again lead the line for Poland at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He’ll captain the European nation’s squad with the likes of experienced pair Kamil Gilk and Grzegorz Krychowiak amongst its ranks, whilst Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski will be expected to provide the magic in midfield.

Aston Villa’s Matty Cash will also turn out for the Eagles at the World Cup after switching allegiances from his homeland England to represent Poland where his mother was born.

Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Juventus (ITA) 32 66
Goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski Spezia (ITA) 25 2
Goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski Bologna (ITA) 31 7
Defender Jan Bednarek Aston Villa (ENG) 26 44
Defender Kamil Glik  Benevento (ITA) 34 98
Defender Matty Cash Aston Villa (ENG) 25 7
Defender Jakub Kiwior  Spezia (ITA) 22 2
Defender Robert Gumny  FC Augsburg (GER) 24 4
Defender Bartosz Bereszynski  Sampdoria (ITA) 30 45
Defender Mateusz Wieteska Clermont (FRA) 25 1
Defender Nicola Zalewski  Roma (ITA) 20 7
Defender Artur Jedrzejczyk Legia Warsaw (POL) 34 40
Midfielder Michal Skoras Lech Poznan (POL) 22 1
Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak Al Shabab (SAU) 32 93
Midfielder Piotr Zielinski Napoli (ITA) 28 74
Midfielder Krystian Bielik Birmingham (ENG) 24 5
Midfielder Kamil Grosicki  Pogon Szczecin (POL) 34 86
Midfielder Przemyslaw Frankowski Lens (FRA) 27 25
Midfielder Sebastian Szymanski Feyenoord (NED) 23 17
Midfielder Damian Szymanski AEK Athens (GRE) 27 8
Midfielder Szymon Zurkowski Fiorentina (ITA) 25 6
Midfielder Jakub Kaminski Wolfsburg (GER) 20 3
Forward Krzysztof Piatek Salernitana (ITA) 27 10
Forward Karol Swiderski  Charlotte (USA) 25 17
Forward Arkadiusz Milik Juventus (ITA) 28 63
Forward Robert Lewandowski Barcelona (SPA) 34 134

Poland World Cup group

Excluding any major shocks from Saudi Arabia, the tournament’s lowest-ranked nation bar one, Mexico and Argentina will be Poland’s big rivals for progression from Group C.

That sets up the opener against Mexico as a nail-biter. Both teams will be desperate to get ahead before facing the formidable Lionel Messi and his cavalry of Argentinian superstars.

Poland Group C fixtures and match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Tues, Nov. 22 Mexico vs. Poland 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Sat, Nov. 26 Poland vs. S. Arabia 8 a.m. Education City Stadium
Wed, Nov. 30 Poland vs. Argentina 2 p.m. Stadium 974

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