Poland took second place in group I during the qualifying round to the 2022 World Cup. During the entire tournament, the Polish team gathered 20 points. They were victorious in six clashes. Only the English turned out to be better than the Poles in the group. “Lions of Albion” at the end of the qualifying round had 26 “points”. Thanks to this, Gareth Soutgate’s players directly advanced to the World Cup, while the Polish national team must take part in the play-offs.
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In the last round of the group stage of the qualifying round, Paulo Sousa’s players lost to Hungary. The absence of Robert Lewandowski on the pitch echoed loudly. The Bayern Munich forward after the clash issued a statement in which he gave the reason for his absence.
“I signaled that by playing so many games and knowing my body, I may not be in the optimal disposition in both matches. The coach rightly did not want to underestimate the match against Andorra. Together we agreed that I would play in this match and in the event of a win, in the match against Hungary, I would be given a chance. other players “- wrote the captain of the Polish national team.
Due to the defeat, the Biało-Czerwoni were not placed in the play-offs. This means that they will not be playing at home in the first play-off. Thus, the rival of Polish players will be one of the six teams that have secured the seeding. These include: Portugal, Scotland, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Wales.
In the two-stage play-offs for promotion to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, 12 teams will play – ten teams from runners-up + two teams from the League of Nations. Of the twelve national teams, three will win promotion to the world championship.
Play-offs will be played on March 24 and 25 (semi-finals) and on March 28 and 29 (finals).
Play-off draws will be drawn in Zurich on November 26. The draw starts at 17:00. Broadcast in Polsat Sport News, Polsatsport.pl and Polsat Box Go.
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