The Bayern Munich striker is their best player and if he can play well, he can win the game for the team with his own boot.
Only Diafra Sakho scored more than one goal in the qualifiers, reaching just two, despite the Senegalese bagging ten in total. Coach: Adam Nawalka Nawalka, 60, is a former Poland midfielder who played at the 1978 World Cup and was capped 34 times. He finished this season as the Bundesliga's top goal-scorer with 29 goals and won another league title with Bayern Munich. They conceded only three goals in their six matches, finishing first above Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, and South Africa. Lewandowski is only competing in his first Word Cup due to Poland's failure to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups respectively.
Japan does have the advantage of fielding an experienced group of players, several of whom will be appearing at their third World Cup. Either of these sides should be able to eliminate Senegal, but qualifying from their group will still be a great event for the African nation.
Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Saudi Arabia on June 14, but many neutral fans will already have an eye on the world-class talent on offer in some of the other groups. Falcao also has high personal expectations for this tournament after missing the last World Cup through injury. Had a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign, blaming fatigue.
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Attention now turns to the start of this summer's tournament in Russian Federation, where South Korea, drawn alongside Germany, Sweden and Mexico, have their work cut out getting out of Group F. Grosicki made his global debut in 2008 and has since made 52 appearances scoring 12 goals. Form guideAfter booking a place in Russia, Nawalka switched from a back four to a three-man defence for tactical flexibility. The Poles claimed their first victory with the new formation by beating South Korea 3-2 in March thanks to Piotr Zielinski's last-gasp victor.
Japan vs Poland, June 28th at 10 a.m. Their record looks quite impressive but many of those games, such as at home to Armenia and in Montenegro, were hard-fought victories. In Warsaw the poles defeated the Lithuanians 4:0. They were thus in Pot 1, among the best teams.
Poland end their preparations for the World Cup in style by registering a 4-0 victory over Lithuania.