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Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by lalasticlala(m): 5:42pm On Jun 17, 2018




Poland will give centre-half Kamil Glik every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of their World Cup opener against Senegal in Moscow on Tuesday.

The Monaco defender was initially thought to be out of the tournament after injuring his shoulder attempting a bicycle kick in training just hours after being named in Adam Nawalka's 23-man squad.

But he has made a remarkable recovery and, although it remains unlikely he will play against the African side, Nawalka's assistant Bogdan Zajac says every scenario remains possible.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Zajac said: "Every day he puts in several hours of work, not only on the field.

"He starts first thing in the morning and also trains in his spare time. He is strengthening the shoulder and is working hard to make up for lost time.

"With every day he gets closer to a return and his recovery is going in the right direction

"He is ready to go to Moscow for the match with Senegal but everything is open."

With Colombia and Japan also making up Group H, Poland will be expected to qualify but Zajac denied that placed any extra pressure on the players.

"For footballers, pressure is a fact of everyday life, they can control it," he added.

"It is true, however, that the World Cup has an extra element. But we must have pressure otherwise the adrenaline will not appear."

Senegal midfielder Badou Ndiaye will be a key man for Aliou Cisse's side and he says the team just needs some fine tuning to be ready for their tournament bow.

He told FIFA.com: "As the days go by, the team improves and we will get stronger. We just have a few adjustments to make before the start of the competition."

Of the Poland clash, he added: "It will be a World Cup match with intensity and commitment, on paper it is a high-quality clash and we are here to play in this type of match."

Cisse certainly does not lack for experience in these kind of encounters, having captained the Senegal side that made history at the 2002 World Cup, reaching the quarter-finals in their debut appearance.

He has also impressed as coach since taking charge in 2015 with his team unbeaten in the African qualifiers.


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Poland - Robert Lewandowski

One of the best traditional 'number nines' in world football, Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski was the leading goalscorer in the European qualifiers with 16.


Senegal - Sadio Mane

A key man in Liverpool's surprise run to the Champions League final, Mane has blistering pace and will be looking to torment the Poland defence, especially if Glik is missing.


KEY OPTA FACTS

- This will be the first ever encounter between Poland and Senegal.

- This is Poland’s eighth World Cup, but their first appearance since 2006. They last reached the knockout stages in 1986, failing to advance from the group stages in each of their last two appearances (2002 and 2006).

- Senegal were unbeaten in their only previous group phase appearance at the World Cup (W1 D2) in 2002, which included a victory in the opening game against defending champions France (1-0).

- Diafra Sakho was the only Senegal player to score more than one goal in the third round of CAF qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Meanwhile, no player delivered more assists than Sadio Mane in that qualifying section (3).

- This is Adam Nawalka’s second major tournament as Poland manager after taking his country to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, a tournament in which Poland remained unbeaten (W2 D3). He also played in five of Poland’s six games at the 1978 World Cup.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/soccer/fifa-world-cup/poland-v-senegal/game-center/sp-id-80402000000958068
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Upnepaa(m): 5:44pm On Jun 17, 2018
Sadio Mane masterclass incoming cool
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Brownhypo(m): 6:08pm On Jun 17, 2018
awa African brodas, edakun eep us Reach where eagles no fit reach cry

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by mictima(m): 6:11pm On Jun 17, 2018
Guys, please show the world that, we Africans are playing the same footbal and not a substandard one...

3/5 of Africans have fumbled already

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Alejoc(m): 6:21pm On Jun 17, 2018
Pls change Africa woes once again..... We are the weeping boys of the world football..... shocked shocked

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Alejoc(m): 6:22pm On Jun 17, 2018
Well said plus Nigeria has been the poorest of the lot!



mictima:
Guys, please show the world that, we Africans are playing the same footbal and not a substandard one...

3/5 of Africans have fumbled already
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by GloryIsaac: 10:41pm On Jun 18, 2018
Senegal, show the World that we ain't pushovers. We believe in you cool

This guy will make Africa proud.

modified

They did it!!

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by wildcatter23(m): 8:14am On Jun 19, 2018
cry
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by hemartins(m): 8:15am On Jun 19, 2018
The game might just end with a draw.
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by CertifiedA: 8:15am On Jun 19, 2018
angry
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Nobody: 8:15am On Jun 19, 2018
SENEGAL WIN!
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Nobody: 8:16am On Jun 19, 2018
SENEGAL WIN!
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by psychologist(m): 8:17am On Jun 19, 2018
Fifa should just ban Africans from world Cup till we get our acts right

All we do is waste precious slots
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by obajoey(m): 8:17am On Jun 19, 2018
The match I want to watch.
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by nerodenero: 8:17am On Jun 19, 2018
Set pieces, Africa's greatest nightmare. Hope Senegal deals with it today!
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by junior24(m): 8:19am On Jun 19, 2018
God help Africa

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by myners007: 8:19am On Jun 19, 2018
Poland 1 Senegal 3
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by AccessME(m): 8:20am On Jun 19, 2018
even if any African country would not reach Semi Final God should please favour at least one to Round 16!

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by RexTramadol1: 8:22am On Jun 19, 2018
Senegal and Egypt are my African hopes to qualify in their groups.
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by EdoNation(f): 8:24am On Jun 19, 2018
Good
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by wristbangle: 8:24am On Jun 19, 2018
mictima:
Guys, please show the world that, we Africans are playing the same footbal and not a substandard one...

3/5 of Africans have fumbled already

4/5
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by younglleo(m): 8:30am On Jun 19, 2018
make africa proud..!
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Rickjordan(m): 8:31am On Jun 19, 2018
All this Africa this Africa that doesn't make sense to me,if not Nigeria IDGAF bout any African country,cos y'all here are the only one's showing love to em,can't u see d comments coming from some of em as if they're waiting for our failure?

Nobody really likes us except for us

before you quote me,Am not feeling fine Abeg..

up Super Eagles...no matter what

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by matex97(m): 8:34am On Jun 19, 2018
psychologist:
Fifa should just ban Africans from world Cup till we get our acts right

All we do is waste precious slots
never
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by XingXhang(m): 8:35am On Jun 19, 2018
Win please and rid Africa from this curse.

Mane, do something.

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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by Funnyguy83: 8:39am On Jun 19, 2018
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Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by ceeceeco(m): 8:42am On Jun 19, 2018
PREDICTION; Poland 1 - 1 Senegal. Colombia 2 - 0 Japan.
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by NathanIyke24: 8:48am On Jun 19, 2018
Another defeat for Africa. Lewy with the goal courtsey of a set piece.
Re: Poland Vs Senegal: World Cup,(1 - 2) On 19th June 2018 by dominique(f): 9:15am On Jun 19, 2018
All the best Senegal, we believe in you.

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