Poland vs England: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Three Lions’ World Cup Qualifier

Poland vs England

England’s World Cup qualification campaign continues on Wednesday night when the Three Lions take on Poland in Warsaw.

Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Poland vs England

Match Preview – Poland vs England

Gareth Southgate will be looking to make six wins from as many matches when they play Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday (September 8).

The Three Lions head into the fixture having beaten both Andorra and Hungary by 4-0 scorelines in the last six days.

Southgate’s side present themselves as formidable opponents having scored 15 and conceded just once in the five World Cup qualifier matches they have already played.

Despite this, however, Poland will be no pushovers for Southgate and his talented squad.

The hosts have lost just once in their last 14 home internationals, excluding Euro 2020, winning nine and drawing four times.

An English victory over the Eagles – who are second in the Group I qualification standings following a 7-1 win over San Marino last time out – would effectively seal the Three Lions‘ passage to the World Cup finals.


Team News

Southgate made two completely different starting 11s for the matches against Hungary and Andorra.

With Poland posing a greater threat than England’s most recent opponents, it is likely that Southgate will name a strong team for the clash in Warsaw.

Further team news will be added nearer to kick-off.


Location and Kick-Off Time For Poland vs England

England’s trip to Warsaw takes place on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

The clash at the PGE Naradow will kick off at 19:45 BST.


What Has Gareth Southgate Said Ahead of the Game?

Southgate anticipates a greater challenge against Poland than that posed by Hungary and Andorra.

He told the media ahead of Wednesday’s clash: “We are in a good moment and the team is playing well.

“We have a squad of players, any of whom are more than comfortable to play and are playing well.

“But also those moments are dangerous because, if we get any sense of complacency, we are going into a game that will be a challenge.

“It is a high level of motivation but also guarding against a feeling we are better than we are. We are getting a good set of results because we are working hard for each other.”

On the depth of quality available to the 51-year-old, Southgate said: “You could argue over what is our strongest team but the team that played in Hungary, we were obviously able to rest those guys after the game.

“There is still huge competition for places in this group and it is not so straightforward to say we won that game and this team will go again and give the same level of performance.”


How to Follow Poland vs England

England’s clash with Poland will be broadcast on ITV.

Coverage from Mark Pougatch, Ian Wright, Roy Keane and the rest of the team begins half an hour before kick off at 19:15 BST.

Alternatively, radio commentary can be found on BBC Five Live and talkSPORT.

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