The previous World Cup participations of Poland and Sweden: Lewandowski participated in the last World Cup in Russia, while Ibrahimovic in 2002 in Japan and South Korea and in 2006 in Germany Antrat – where he failed to host Germany in the secondary finale.
With the current Bavaria striker of world-class format, the “Bialo-Czerwoni” (“White-Red”) 2010 and 2014 had failed miserably in the qualification. 2018 left “Lewy” & Co. (3 points) in a balanced group with Colombia (6), Japan and the Senegal (4).
There is no favorite. You have Ibrahimovic on the bench, we have Lewandowski in the squad. We play at home, which gives us an advantage.
Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz
IBRAHIMOVIC BALANCE since its two previous World Cup finals for Sweden: In 2009, he could not lead them to South Africa as a captain and stepped forward for a year to return to 2010. On the way to Brazil, the Swedes landed in the Quali Group behind Germany to fail in Portugal in the play-offs.
Four years ago, Sweden was successful in the World Cup, how long – Ibrahimovic resigned without the 2016. In the group stage, the Sweden lost against the DFB-eleven, but was the first to the round of the last 16th after the second round against Switzerland was only against England – and the best World Cup cutting since the lost home final 1958 perfect against Brazil. Since March 2021 Zlatan is now “back”, but with only four out of 17 possible missions. In their three or five performances at World Championships, the residual two record scorers (74 goals for Poland, 62 for Sweden) did not manage to achieve a goal.
“There is no favorite. You have Ibrahimovic on the bench, we have Lewandowski in the squad,” said Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz in the run-up to the K.-O.-Dells: “We play at home, which gives us an advantage.”
Lewy from the beginning – Forsberg regrets lack of support
While Captain Lewandowski will begin for Poland, Schweden’s national coach Janne Andersson announced in relation to Ibrahimovic: “Zlatan is of course a weapon for us, but none who can deny the whole game. We will see how long he can play, dependent From the gameplay. ” At the beginning of the year, Ibrahimovic fell injury due to injury, since the beginning of March, he played only three games for Milan – never for more than seven minutes.
The Poles are still warned, domesticated Kamil Glik confessed: “With his personality Zlatan can move something. He brings added value for the team.” A trump for Glik & Co. could be that they are allowed to play in front of their own audience. 54,750 Polish fans are expected in the Silesian Stadium of Chorzow, who received Sweden for a “system error” only 250 tickets awarded.
Emil Forsberg regretted that: “It’s extremely sad that we will hardly see Swedish fans in such a key game.” But the Leipziger seems convinced that the 250 fans “belongs”.
I try not to think about the last game against the Swedes. Fate has given us the chance to measure us again with them.
Poland Kamil Glik over the 2: 3 at Euro 2020 against Sweden
For Sweden, it could be said that they are recorded by the 1-0 in Solna against Czech Republic under competitive conditions, although coach others lost after the play-off semifinals: “I have no idea if today’s performance is enough because Poles also play differently. “
At the Poles, Michniewicz coaches the first duty match as a national coach – after the 1-1 on Thursday in the test match against Scotland. In the group stage of the World Cup qualifier, predecessor Paulo Sousa had had that. Likewise, as both nations met at the EURO 2020 in Group E.
Then, thanks to Lewandowskis, Poland was on the two goals on both hits and turn into the secondary finale – until Sweden’s Viktor Claesson achieved the 3-2 in the detention time. Glik, then 90 minutes on the lawn (World Cup-grade 4.5), pushes these thoughts away: “I try not to think about the last game against the Swedes. Fate has given us the chance to meet us again with them Measure, but every game writes his own story. “