Mexico is excited: Robert Lewandowski’s Poland is in a serious crisis on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Mexico is excited: Robert Lewandowski’s Poland is in a serious crisis on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Mexico is excited: Robert Lewandowski’s Poland is in a serious crisis on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

The C group of Qatar World Cup 2022 it is one of the three that have just one European team among its four members: Poland was the one drawn to play against Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia in search of the two places for the round of 16.

The Polish national team is worst FIFA ranking of the 13 European who will be in Qatar, which is an indication that their latest results have not been the best nor are they close to those of that Poland that ended in third place in Germany 1974 and in Spain 1982 and it was also very competitive in Argentina 1978.

The presence of an international superstar like Robert Lewandowskiwith 76 goals scored for his national team and 11 goals in eight appearances at his new club, Barcelona, ​​does not end up pushing Poland forward.

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The Eagles from Eastern Europe, which they changed coach on January 31 this year with the arrival of the experienced Czeslaw Michniewicz Due to the departure of Paulo Sousa to Flamengo, they do not arrive in great shape at a World Cup that is less than two months away from its start.

In fact, since Poland qualified for the World Cup with a 2-0 win against Sweden, barely got a win in five presentations that were against World Cup rivals: defeated Wales 2-1 at home in a comeback, but fell 6-1 and 1-0 against Belgium Y against the Netherlands tied 2-2 and lost 2-0 in his last presentation, this Thursday, September 22.

Red alert before the World Cup. A strong rival again put in evidence the weaknesses of our selection. The Polish team was non-existent against the Dutch. The 2-0 loss in the Nations League is not as painful as the team’s game. This is a red alert before the World Cup in Qatar“, wrote the Polish outlet WP SportoweFakty, a reference in sports in that country.

The worrying outlook for Poland is huge when looking back: in Michniewicz’s cycle he has two wins, two draws and three losses, but since the last World Cup only managed two wins in four years against teams that are currently in the top 25 of the FIFA ranking (Poland ranks 26th): The aforementioned wins against Sweden and Wales.

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Since August 2018, Lewandowski’s men have played, between the Nations League, Qualifiers and the European Championship, 15 games against Italy, England, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands and they didn’t win any: They drew six and lost nine, with three of those defeats by a margin of two goals or more. They do not suffer as much from the lack of goal (in nine of those 15 games they were able to score one or two goals) as they do in defense: only in a 0-0 against Italy in 2020 did they keep the fence undefeated.

Without going any further, in the Sporting News table that measures the performance of the World Cup teams in matches against other World Cup teams in the Qatar 2022 cycle, Poland is ranked 28th, averaging just 0.58 points per game in 12 games. The only European team worse than Poland is Walesprecisely the only one to whom the Eagles they defeated.

Not even in the last World Cup (1-0 victory against Japan, defeats against Colombia and Senegal by 3-0 and 2-1) not even in the last European Championship (2-1 and 3-2 losses against Slovakia and Sweden, 1-1 draw with Spain) Poland managed to avoid be last in your group. In this World Cup, with the presence of a weaker team like Saudi Arabia, it seems difficult to repeat it, but the picture is not the most encouraging for Lewandowski, the Juventus men Arkadiusz Milik and Wojciech Szczesny and company.

And in Argentina, but especially in Mexicomaybe the direct rival in the theoretical search for second place in the group, they hope that the losing streak will continue…


The article is in Spanish

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