By News Team
Last Updated: 11th June 2021
Have Poland finally got the squad strength to mount a serious challenge for this summer’s Euros and surpass their performance in Euro 2016?
Paulo Sousa has the luxury of having arguably the best striker in world football at his disposal for this year’s Euros, Robert Lewandowski. This combined with greater squad depth could just give Poland a real live chance at surpassing their last performance at the Euros when going out in the quarter-finals to eventual champions Portugal.
The Poland squad has some extremely talented individuals with a number of them being household names throughout the top European leagues. Their strength in depth has never been of the quality as it is for this summer and Poland fans have a real reason to be excited about their chances for the upcoming tournament.
Ahead of this year’s European Championship, we have taken a look at all you need to know about the nation’s Euro charge – ranging from the Poland squad announcement, their upcoming fixtures and the latest and best odds.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for Poland’s 2021 squad?
Poland suffered a major setback in the run-up to the Euros, with one of their starlets Arkadiusz Milik being ruled out of the tournament with a tear in his meniscus in his left knee.
Furthermore, the earlier loss of another forward in Krzysztof Piatek to a broken ankle has left the burden on Robert Lewandowski’s shoulders and has restricted Paulo Sousa’s options. See below for the Poland Euro squad.
Who do Poland play next at the Euros?
Poland have got a potentially tricky group but with Europe’s premier striker leading the line they should have confidence in the first match taking place on June 14th against Slovakia.
Their penultimate group fixture is then against Spain on June 19th in Seville before rounding off with their fixture against Sweden on June 23rd.
What are the odds that Poland win the Euros?
The aforementioned quality of this Poland squad is unparalleled to their teams of previous years with some real quality players down the spine of the team. They start as 80/1 outsiders for the tournament.
If Poland are going to match their very credible performance in Euro 2016, they will need Lewandowski to bring his best form to the table.
The striker is currently priced at a mouth-watering 20/1 for the tournament’s Golden Boot; his 41 goals in the Bundesliga will have him primed for this summer’s action.
What’s the latest news on the Poland football team?
As for Poland team news, since the withdrawals of Milik and Piatek there are no new squad updates to mention.
These withdrawals will not aid their cause, but Poland have enough strength in the defensive stalwart of Kamil Glik as well as Mateusz Klich, who impressed for Leeds in the Premier League this season.