Friday, January 22, 2021

Poland vs Colombia – World Cup Preview | Group H

This looks to be a thrilling encounter as both teams have a lot to play for. Poland and Colombia lost their opening game of the tournament. This leaves Group H in an interesting position as both these teams will fear elimination at this stage of the tournament. Both Poland and Colombia will have to improve from their first set of matches. 

Poland

A big question remains over Poland defender Kamil Glik as a fitness doubt. As he was risked by being taken to the tournament, it is so far a risk which has not paid off. This is as he has yet not featured in the tournament. The dominant Monaco centre back could be vital to Poland’s hopes in the rest of this tournament.

Poland also need the defence to step up in order to cut out any silly mistakes like the one which gifted Senegal their second goal. A lot of attention will be paid to Robert Lewandowski, who failed to live up to expectation in his first World Cup game. The team will need him to step up if they are to have any hope of reaching the Last 16.

Colombia

After playing almost all of their first match with 10 men, Colombia will feel they let a good opportunity slip. The determination will be there from the Colombian team to improve on their first match. James Rodriguez is once again a major talking point. He may be set to start against Poland, coming on in the game against Japan to no great effect.

This may give him a chance to replicate his 2014 World Cup form. Falcao looked like a threat in the opening game of Colombia’s campaign. He will need to be relied upon heavily in their second game. Colombia will need to show why they were perceived as the favourites in this group by putting in a dominant performance against Poland.

Both Lewandowski and Rodriguez will have to step up if they are to help their teams in this tight encounter

Poland will play Colombia at 7:00pm GMT at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia at the 2018 World Cup.

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