Duo withdraw from Poland squad

The Poland national team have been dealt a double blow, with the withdrawal of two players from their squad ahead of Thursday’s friendly in Scotland and next week’s 2022 World Cup Play-off against either Czech Republic or Sweden.

Maciej Rybus, of Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, was the first to pull out. Before returning to meet up with the squad in Katowice, he posted a positive Covid test, ruling him out.

There had been doubts about the inclusion of left-back Rybus who, along with Dynamo Moscow’s Sebastian Szymański, ply their trade in the Russian capital. Szymański, though, will still join the squad.

Then, striker Karol Świderski was forced to advise of his withdrawal. The Charlotte FC striker scored a brace for the MLS newcomers against New England Revolution at the weekend, but was substituted in the 86th minute having pulled a muscle.

The Poland squad are meeting up today, and will train on the Stadion Śląski pitch, ahead of their trip to Glasgow later in the week.

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