The national team captain suffered a knee injury in the World Cup qualifying match against Andorra on Sunday (3-0) and will likely have to pause for four weeks, although first diagnoses indicated a fifteen-day break.

Obviously, this is a big loss, but as a coach I have to look for another way out. We have many solutions and I think they will achieve results – said Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa.

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Due to the Coronavirus, Matthews Klitsch and Camille Petkovsky will not be playing at Wembley. The goalkeeper of the third national team, ukasz Skorupski, also achieved a positive result and was unable to travel to London.

However, it is important for Suza to be able to use Grzegorz Krychowiak. Although the experienced assistant initially tested positive, he is a therapist and a second test was administered, this time negative.

England coach Gareth Southgate has warned against ignoring the rivals, even in Lewandowski’s absence.

Poland has great players and we would be naive if we thought it was less dangerous. If we “take off our leg” for even a minute, we will suffer – confirmed the home team coach.

Southgate is also plagued by employment problems. Due to injury, they will not play, among others Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jordan Henderson, Jadon Sancho and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

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Matches with England are an important part of Polish football history. They are always treated with great prestige. The balance of 19 skirmishes for these teams so far is unfavorable for the Polish team – only one win, seven draws and 11 defeats.

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The most memorable matches for the Poles are the knockout matches from 1973 – the 2–0 win in Khorezo on June 6 and of course the Wembley match on October 17th. Then a 1-1 draw opened the way for Kazimierz Gorsky’s team to third place in the World Championships, which was held a year later in Germany, and the English closed the door to the World Cup.

After two rounds of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Poland scored four points (a 3-3 home draw against Hungary), while England won six (5-0 against San Marino at home and 2-0 against Albania outside the ground). .

Live coverage of the England-Poland match from 20:45 on Polsatsport.pl.

Bachelor’s degree, PAP