Poland vs Sweden is the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers final match on Tuesday as the final spot for Qatar 2022 hanging in the balance, only 90 minutes remaining to decide their future.
Poland vs Sweden: Match Preview:
The two sides met last summer at Euro 2020, when Sweden came out on top in the group-stage match, but only one of them will be in Qatar for football’s biggest tournament.
Sweden needed extra-time to reach this stage, beating Czech Republic 1-0 in the semi-final as Robin Quaison struck the winner in the 110th minute. Poland automatically moved through to the final after Russia were removed from qualifying following the invasion of Ukraine.
It’s a similar qualification record for both Poland and Sweden – they have both been at three World Cups since 1994, appearing in 2002, 2006 and 2018.
Arkadiusz Milik and Bartosz Salamon are ruled out of the game against Sweden because of injuries. Krzysztof Piątek picked up an injury against Scotland and faces a race against time to prove his fitness.
Mateusz Klich was left out of the squad, as he is due to serve a one-game suspension on account of an accumulation of yellow cards.
As for Sweden, Martin Olsson came off injured in the game against the Czech Republic and has left the training camp. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Emil Krafth, meanwhile, return from their suspensions and are in contention to make the starting XI.
Poland vs Sweden: Head to Head:
This will be the 28th meeting between the two teams across competitions. Sweden hold an upper hand against their Southern rivals, leading 15-8 in wins, while the spoils have been shared four times.
They have met twice in FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with Sweden coming out on top on both occasions. They last crossed paths in the group stage of EURO 2020. Viktor Claesson scored the winning goal in injury time, rendering Robert Lewandowski’s second-half brace academic.
Recent performances in all competitions:
5-0 win over San Marino
1-0 win over Albania
4-1 win over Andorra
2-1 win over Hungary
1-1 draw against Scotland
3-0 win over Kosovo
2-0 win over Greece
2-0 loss against Georgia
1-0 loss against Spain
1-0 win over Czech Republic
Poland vs Sweden: Predicted Line-ups:
Poland (3-5-2): Wojciech Szczęsny (GK); Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Tomasz Kędziora; Matty Cash, Piotr Zielinski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jakub Moder, Tymoteusz Puchacz; Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik.
Sweden (4-4-2): Robin Olsen (GK); Emil Krafth, Victor Lindelof, Filip Helander, Ludwig Augustinsson; Dejan Kulusevski, Kristoffer Olsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robin Quaison.
POL vs SWE: Dream11 Predictions:
Goalkeeper: Wojciech Szczesny, Andreas Linde
Defender: Marcin Kaminski, Tymoteusz Puchacz, Emil Krafth
Midfielder: Sebastian Szymanski, Jesper Karlstrom
Forward: Robert Lewandowski, Karol Swiderski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jesper Karlsson