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Friday 15 December 2017

Skipper row lingers on for Poles as key winger omitted

Euro 2016

POLAND coach Adam Nawalka has stuck to his guns and omitted Borussia Dortmund star Jakub Blaszczykowski from his squad to face Ireland in Dublin.

Nawalka has named his panel for the March 29th date against Ireland and while, as expected, injury has ruled out Borussia defender Lukasz Piszczek, the row between former captain Blaszczykowski and the coach lingers on with no place for the 68-times capped winger.

The winger has not played for Poland in 16 months, having fallen out with boss Nawalka over the captaincy.

Key man Arkadiusz Milik, currently out of the Ajax squad due to injury, is included and the Poles hope that Milik, their second-top scorer in the qualifiers, can prove his fitness in time for the game in Lansdowne Road.

POLAND SQUAD (v IRELAND)

KEEPERS: Boruc (Bournemouth), Fabianski (Swansea), Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)

DEFENDERS: Cionek (Modena), Glik (Torino), Janicki, Wojtkowiak, Wawrzyniak (L Gdansk), Komorowski (Terek Grozny), Olkowski (Cologne), Szukala (Al-Ittihad).

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS: Gajos (Jagiellonia Bialystok), Jodlowiec, Zyro (Legia Warsaw), Krychowiak (Sevilla), Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Linetty (Lech Poznan), Mila (L Gdansk), Milik (Ajax), Peszko (Cologne), Rybus (Terek Grozny), Teodorczyk (D Kiev).

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