The coach of the Polish national team, together with his training staff, can already start analyzing the next rival in the fight for participation in the world championship in Qatar. Play-off pairs were drawn on Friday. It is known that Poland will face Russia in the semi-final away.
Puchacz and Płacheta with no reasons for appointment? “What do I need them for?”
So there are four months until the next grouping of the Polish national team. During this time, the players will try to convince Paulo Sousa that it is them who should be called by the Portuguese to fight in the play-offs for the 2022 World Cup. Wojciech Kowalczyk has accusations about the former white-and-red team.
– If today, after those November matches, I see Płacheta or Puchacz who are not participating in the league matches again, I will catch my head. If they haven’t played any league game for four months, why do I need them? Until March, I will also rest and count on my appointment – said Wojciech Kowalczyk in the “State of Football” program.
Kowalczyk mentioned players who do not really play key roles in their teams. Przemysław Płacheta is formally a player of Norwich City, who played only two minutes in the Premier League this season (on October 31 in a match against Leeds United). These are the only minutes the winger has played this season.
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Tymoteusz Puchacz, on the other hand, has more minutes played, but not in the Bundesliga. Right-back Union Berlin is still waiting for his league debut. So far, however, he has appeared in qualifying and group meetings of the League of European Conferences. In total, the 23-year-old played nearly 470 minutes, during which he scored two assists.
The play-off match between Poland and Russia will be played on March 24. If the Polish team wins the semi-final match, they will face the winner of the Sweden-Czech Republic match in the final at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
World Cup 2022. Playoffs ladder:
- Scotland – Ukraine
- Wales – Austra
- Russia – Poland
- Sweden – Czech Republic
- Italy – North Macedonia
- Portugal – Turkey