QATAR 2022: POLAND TO FACE ARGENTINA/MEXICO

Poland are back at the FIFA World Cup stage for the second straight tournament after on the back of the back of a 12-year absence and they have been drawn in Group C alongside two-time winners Argentina, two-time hosts Mexico and Asian team Saudi Arabia in what could be a tricky group to navigate for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and his teammates.

The Polish team had not qualified for the FIFA World Cup tournament in 12 years when they secured qualification for the 2018 edition in Russia, but they didn’t make the most of it after a group stage exit. They finished bottom of their group despite being the favourites ahead of Colombia, Senegal and Japan.

 

Poland would be looking for a better group stage campaign when hostilities begin at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar in a matter of months. They have been drawn in a group that involves seven-time Ballon d’or recipient Lionel Messi and his Argentine team who are presently unbeaten in 31 games. The reigning South American champions have not lost a game on the international football scene since July 3, 2019. Also, they are unbeaten in 17 qualifying games for Qatar 2022. They are one of two unbeaten teams in the South American qualifiers alongside five-time world champions Brazil and the two teams will meet for their final qualifying game later this year after it was abandoned in September last year.

 

Mexico are also in the same group with Poland after the qualified for this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament by finishing second in the last round of qualifiers in the Concacaf region. The Mexicans played second fiddle to Canada throughout the final round of qualifiers in their region. Saudi Arabia is the final team in the group after they won their group to seal an automatic spot to Qatar via the Asian region.

 

 

 

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