Poland have been dealt a big blow ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against England with striker Robert Lewandowski being ruled out with injury.
According to a statement from the nation’s football association, the Bayern Munich forward has sustained knee ligament damage and is set to return to his club for treatment.
Although he is only set to be missing for approximately 10 days, Poland have made the decision from dis-count him from international duty.
The 32-year-old developed the problem in his country’s 3-0 victory over Andorra on Wednesday. He had scored twice in the match before having to be substituted.
Of course, his absence is going to be felt massively by Poland as they travel to face England at Wembley on Wednesday with Lewandowski having scored 66 goals in 118 national team appearances.
He was also in electric form having scored in each of the last two international matches throughout the break whilst having also plundered an eye-watering 42 goals in just 36 appearances for club side Bayern Munich this season.
Without him, Hertha BSC forward Krzysztof Piątek is the favourite to score first from a Polish perspective at Wembley Stadium. He can be backed at a price of 12/1 with Paddy Power to net the opening goal of the match.