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World Cup draw: Poland to take on Senegal, Colombia, Japan

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Grzegorz Siwicki 01.12.2017 17:30
Poland will play Senegal, Colombia and Japan in the group stage of next year’s football World Cup in Russia, following a draw in Moscow on Friday.
Poland (top left) and their Group H rivals: Senegal (top right), Colombia (bottom left), and Japan (bottom right). Photo: EPA/DESKPoland (top left) and their Group H rivals: Senegal (top right), Colombia (bottom left), and Japan (bottom right). Photo: EPA/DESK

Manager Adam Nawałka's men were drawn into a cross-continental Group H and will open their campaign against Senegal in Moscow on June 19.

Poland take on Colombia in Kazan on June 24 and play Japan in Volgograd four days later.

Football fans in Poland breathed a sigh of relief after it turned out that the national team will not be pitted against some of its nightmare-scenario opponents, but pundits cautioned against excessive optimism, giving all the teams in Group H about an equal chance of progressing further in the tournament.

Poland are ranked No. 7 by world football's governing body FIFA.

Poland's World Cup group-stage fixtures

June 19: Senegal in Moscow

June 24: Colombia in Kazan

June 28: Japan in Volgograd

Full 2018 World Cup draw

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

Poland’s last World Cup appearance was in Germany in 2006, when they did not get past the group stage.

Poland finished third in the 1974 World Cup in West Germany and were also third in Spain in 1982 -- their two top achievements.


Source: TVP Sport

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