Placed alongside Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, Poland have a difficult challenge in getting out of Group C.
Poland will wrap up their preparations for the World Cup with a friendly against Chile on Wednesday. This contest will be an interesting one since only one of these nations has managed to book a ticket to Qatar. While the Europeans squeezed their way into the tournament via playoffs, the South American nation failed to book a World Cup ticket for the second successive time. Hence, the Wednesday evening friendly will be mainly about building confidence for Chile.
|Poland vs Chile||Key details|
|Venue||Stadion Wojska Polskiego|
|Kickoff time in India||10:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Poland||6 pm|
|Kickoff time in Chile||2 pm|
Placed alongside Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, Poland have a difficult challenge in getting out of Group C. They have to be at the top of their game throughout the group phase to have any chance of finishing in the first two positions. Hence, they can use Wednesday as an opportunity to gain some much-needed confidence ahead of the World Cup. On the other hand, Chile will hope to put behind their recent run of poor results on Wednesday evening. Apart from Poland, they also face Slovakia this month, hence Chile will be eager to do well in both these games.
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The upcoming friendly is mainly about players gaining sufficient game time experience. Hence, a lot of substitutions and changes to tactics might happen throughout the match for both sides. Poland had recently suffered a big blow through goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski’s injury. Hence, Kamil Grabara replaced him in the squad. Either way, Wojciech Szczesny will be their preferred choice between the sticks. Meanwhile, Chile will miss Charles Aranguiz, however, they have more or less everyone else available.
Poland possible line-up: Skorupski, Bereszynski, Bednarek, Jedrzejczyk, Cash, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Zurkowski, Zalewski, Milik, Swiderski
Chile possible line-up: Bravo, Medel, Sierralta, Maripan, Mehssatou, Nunez, Pavez, Vidal, Suazo, Sanchez, Henriquez
|South Korea||2-0 (L)|
The international friendly match between Poland and Chile will take place at Stadion Wojska Polskiego in Warsaw on Wednesday at 10:30 pm IST.
For football fans in Poland, the live telecast of the match between Poland and Chile will be available on Polsat Sport Premium 1, Polsat Box Go. Meanwhile, those in Chile can catch the live action via Star+.