Four positive results of coronavirus in Poland’s camp have emerged ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kamil Piatkowski both returned positive tests and will join back-up goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski and Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich in isolation after testing positive last week.
Positive Results of Coronavirus in Poland’s Camp
Four Players to Miss England Match
Reprezentacja Polski przeszła kolejne testy na obecność koronawirusa. Niestety wyniki u Grzegorza Krychowiaka i Kamila Piątkowskiego są pozytywne. Z uwagi na fakt, że Krychowiak jest ozdrowieńcem podjęliśmy rozmowy z UEFA w celu wyjaśnienia sprawy i dopuszczenia do meczu
— Jakub Kwiatkowski (@KwiatkowskiKuba) March 30, 2021
Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and defender Kamil Piatkowski have joined goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski and Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich in returning positive coronavirus results.
Skorupski reported symptoms on Thursday night and went into self-isolation as a precaution before recording a positive test.
Klich was already out, having also returned a positive test, and missed Thursday’s draw against Hungary and Sunday’s win over Andorra as a result.
Now, Krychowiak and Piatkowski will also miss the trip to Wembley, taking the tally to four positive results of coronavirus in Poland’s camp.
Although the rest of the squad returned negative tests, Poland are currently in talks with UEFA regarding the situation.
Poland Also Without Robert Lewandowski
To make things worse, Poland’s all-time leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out with a knee injury.
The 32-year-old netted an 82nd-minute equaliser in a 3-3 draw against Hungary last Thursday and scored twice as Poland eased past Andorra 3-0 on Sunday.
A statement from the Polish Football Association read: “Treatment of this type of injury usually lasts from five to 10 days. Therefore, Robert Lewandowski will return to the club, where he will undergo further rehabilitation.”
It is a major blow for Poland with Lewandowski having netted an incredible 35 goals in 25 Bundesliga matches already this season.
England Have Two Wins From Two
Meanwhile, England will be looking to make a perfect start to their World Cup qualifying campaign when they face Poland.
Gareth Southgate’s side eased past San Marino in their opener last Thursday before winning comfortably in Albania on Sunday. Poland and Hungary currently sit joint second on four points while Albania find themselves fourth on three points.