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Argentina is the favorite to win this group, so the real narrative is, who takes second place? Mexico i poland will probably fight for that spot though Saudi Arabia he is not behind as an opponent.
Robert Lewandowski leads a strong party of Poland, while The Three has the potential to go far in the tournament, especially with a boisterous fan base in tow. Meanwhile, the Saudis are confident heading into Qatar after winning their Asian qualifying group and drawing the United States in a September friendly, can they pull off a group stage upset?
Three things to know poland:
Three things you need to know about Poland
Alexi Lalas offers the three things you need to know about Poland ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Coach: Czeslaw Michniewicz
Higher finish: Third place (1974, 1982)
End 2018: Group stage
FOX betting odds: +20000
Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Piotr Zielinski, Kamil Glik
What we are excited to see: Lewandowski has scored everywhere he has played, except in a World Cup. As Poland’s all-time top scorer (74 goals in 134 games), he should be able to find the back of the net.
What does success look like: Exit the group.
Whole Achilles: Wojciech Szczesnythe experienced starting goalkeeper, has dealt with injuries that have limited his playing time with Juventus.
X Factor: Can Lewandowski lead Poland into the knockout round for the first time since 1986?
Group C preview: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down Group C at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny, Bartlomiej Dragowski, Lukasz Skorupski
defenders: Jan Bednarek, Kamil Glik, Robert Gumny, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Jakub Kiwior, Mateusz Wieteska, Bartosz Bereszynski, Matty Cash, Nicola Zalewski
midfielders: Krystian Bielik, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jakub Kaminski, Michal Skoras, Damian Szymanski, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, Szymon Zurkowski
in frontRobert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek, Karol Swiderski
Laken Litman covers college football, college basketball and soccer for FOX Sports. He previously wrote for Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Indianapolis Star. She is the author of “Strong Like a Woman,” published in the spring of 2022 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Follow her on Twitter @LakenLitman.
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