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Poland announce preliminary 2018 World Cup squad

Poland announce preliminary WC squad
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Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny are set to make their World Cup debuts after being named in Poland's 35-man preliminary squad for Russia.

Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny are set to make their World Cup debuts after being included in Poland's preliminary squad.

Head coach Adam Nawalka has named 35 players in his squad as the nation prepares for its first finals appearance since 2006.

Bayern Munich star Lewandowski has scored 52 goals in 93 Poland appearances, but has never played at the World Cup.

Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny, Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik and veteran midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski are also on the list for the finals in Russia.

Poland will play pre-tournament friendlies with Chile on June 8 and Lithuania four days later before facing Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town, England), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City, Wales), Lukasz Skorupski (Roma, Italy), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus, Italy);

Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton, England), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria, Italy), Thiago Cionek (SPAL, Italy), Kamil Glik (Monaco, France), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw, Poland), Marcin Kaminski (Stuttgart, Germany), Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw, Poland), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)

Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg, Germany), Pawel Dawidowicz (Palermo, Italy), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Jagiellonia Bialystok, Poland), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad, Bulgaria), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City, England), Damian Kadzior (Gornik Zabrze), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion, England), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze, Poland), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria, Italy), Maciej Makuszewski (Lech Poznan, Poland), Krzysztof Maczynski (Legia Warsaw, Poland), Slawomir Peszko (Lechnia Gdansk, Poland), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Sebastian Szymanski (Legia Warsaw, Poland), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli, Italy), Szymon Zurkowski (Gornik Zabrze, Poland)

Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria, Italy), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Germany), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli, Italy), Krzysztof Piatek (Cracovia), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht, Belgium), Kamil Wilczek (Brondby, Denmark)


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