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Glik in Poland squad for World Cup qualifiers

28 Aug 2012 16:47:09

Glik in Poland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Poland coach Waldemar Fornalik on Tuesday announced his squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers away to Montenegro on September 7 in Podgorica and at home to Moldova on September 11 in Warsaw.

Fornalik added seven names to a 16-man list made up exclusively of foreign-based players, unveiled on Friday.

Apart from Torino defender Kamil Glik and Reims midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, the new call-ups are all from the Polish league.

The 49-year-old Fornalik, who has spent his entire career in the Polish league as a defender then coach, was appointed in July to replace Franciszek Smuda.

Smuda quit early following a disappointing showing on home soil at Euro 2012, where Poland failed to make it out of their group.

Fornalik's reign started badly when Poland lost 1-0 away in a friendly against Estonia on August 15.

Poland, Montenegro and Moldova are in qualifying Group H along with England, minnows San Marino and fellow Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski (both Arsenal/ENG), Przemyslaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven/NED)

Defenders: Marcin Komorowski (Terek Grozny/RUS), Damien Perquis (Betis/SPA), Kamil Glik (Torino/ITA), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht/BEL), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warsaw), Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (1860 Munich/GER)

Midfielders: Kuba Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Ariel Borysiuk (Kaiserslautern/GER), Kamil Grosicki (Sivasspor/TUR), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Reims/FRA), Adrian Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor/TUR), Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan), Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux/FRA), Eugen Polanski (Mainz/GER), Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny/RUS), Waldemar Sobota (Slask Wroclaw)

Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Arkadiusz Piech (Ruch Chorzow), Marek Saganowski (Legia Warsaw)


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