October 23, 2021

Poland confirm two more Covid cases ahead of England game

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Poland have confirmed two more coronavirus cases ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against England – taking the total number in the squad to four.

Following the latest round of testing, the national side said Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kamil Piatkowski both recorded positive results for COVID-19.

It comes after back-up goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski and Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich were both ruled out due to the virus.

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Highlights of Poland vs Andorra from FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I.

Skorupski reported symptoms on Thursday night and immediately self-isolated before recording a positive test after Poland’s 3-3 draw with Hungary.

Meanwhile, Klich was already unavailable for that game, Sunday’s 3-0 win over Andorra as well as the trip to face England at Wembley on Wednesday evening.

Poland say they remain in talks with UEFA over the situation.

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Polish football journalist Michal Gutka admits Robert Lewandowksi was Poland’s only hope to beat England at Wembley after the striker will miss Wednesday’s game with a knee injury.

The side are already without all-time leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski after the Bayern Munich forward sustained ligament damage in his right knee.

The 32-year-old is expected to be out for up to 10 days and has now returned to the Bundesliga champions.

England currently lead World Cup Qualifying Group I as the only side to have won their first two matches, with Poland tied for second on four points with Hungary.

England thrashed San Marino 5-0 in their opening game on Thursday before easing to a 2-0 win in Albania on Sunday, while Poland drew 3-3 away to Hungary in their first Group I game, before winning at home to minnows Andorra.