By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun
ANKARA (AA) – Poland will take on Colombia, Japan, and Senegal in Group H at the World Cup finals in Russia.
Poland managed to qualify for the World Cup after leading its group in European qualifiers, collecting 25 points in 10 matches against Denmark, Montenegro, Romania, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.
The team's star in the tournament will be without question Robert Lewandowski, who plays for Bayern Munich. The prolific striker will be accompanied in forward by Arkadiusz Milik of Napoli. The team also have experienced players like Kamil Grosicki and Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Poland's World Cup history features two third-place performances, back in 1974 and 1982. The team was eliminated in group stages back in 2002 and 2006, when they last appeared in the World Cup finals.
Poland's confirmed 23-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus)
Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk, Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)
Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht)
Manager: Adam Nawalka