The Polish national team’s division in Opalenica is coming to an end. The Poles have stayed there from May 24 and moved to Tri-City on Wednesday, June 9. There, Sopot Marriott Resort & SPA will establish their base during the Euro 2020. At the same time, our team members played a friendly match against Russia in Wroclaw, which ended 1:1. Jakub Świerczok scored a goal for Poland in the 4th minute of the game.
After the training camp in Opalenica, the Polish national team will play another friendly match, which will be the last test before the European Cup. The Poles will face the Iceland team in Poznan. Just before this meeting, more unpleasant news emerged recently. Due to injury, Arkadiusz Milik will not be able to participate in the European Championships. The Marseille Olympic striker was injured in the last Ligue 1 match against Metz before the start of the training camp. Until the end, efforts were made to restore it to normal working condition, but the task was not successful. Interestingly, the head coach Paul Souza decided not to appoint anyone to replace the injured forward. According to Sport.pl reporter Dawid Szymczak, the Polish ranking on Tuesday should be very similar to the ranking the coach intends to use in the match against Slovakia. Jakub Moder will replace Milik and will strengthen the center.
The Iceland team will not repeat the same mistakes in the 2016 European Cup. Subsequently, the team led by Lagerbach reached the quarterfinals and was eliminated in the game against the French team (2:5). However, there is very little left of that team, and even not even the qualifications for the next championship. The Icelander only finished third in the qualifying group and participated in the play-offs. However, they succumbed to the Hungarian national team and had to say goodbye to their dream of promotion. What is the form of Poland’s opponents in recent days? On May 30, Iceland lost to Mexico 2-1, but on June 4, they won a friendly 1-0 victory over the Faroe Islands.
The last time the two teams met was in 2015. Then, in the friendly match of PGE Narodowy in Warsaw, the Polish won 4:2. Robert Lewandowski scored two goals for our team, Camille Grosicki and Batos Kapuszka each scored one.
The Poland-Iceland friendly match will be held at the Poznan Stadium on Tuesday, June 8. The meeting is scheduled to start at 18:00. The conference will be broadcast on TVP 1 and TVP Sport and on the online Sport.tvp.pl and TVP Sport apps.