With Robert Lewandowski on the field and a young Dibu Martínez on the substitute bench, the Albiceleste and the Poles last saw each other in 2011. Tomorrow they will meet for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Argentina team will face Poland this Wednesday at Stadium 974, for the third date of the Group C of the World Cup in Qatar 2022 in search of a victory that will allow them to qualify for the round of 16, in what will be the third time they will face this team in a World Cup. However, the last antecedent between the two dates back to a friendly in 2011, where the combination of Sergio Batista He jumped onto the field of play with a striking formation.
The last antecedent between the Argentine National Team and Poland: the striking formation
The Argentine National Team had just lost by a landslide against Nigeria on a tour prior to the 2011 Copa América and visited Warsaw to face the locals. Sergio Batista, the national coach at the time, decided to lead an Under 25 team, since the starters were on vacation after the end of the season at the club level. However, he arrived in the Polish city with a climate of total tension. Own Julio Grondona had said that the defeat with the Africans was a “paper paper”.
The National Team finally fell 2-1 against the host team, but what is really striking are the names that made up the Albiceleste eleven: Adrian Gabbarini; Pablo Zabaleta, Matthew Musacchio, Federico Fazio and Christian Ansaldi; Nicolas Bertolo, Mario Bolatti and Alexander Cabral; Paul Piatti, Marco Reuben and Jonathan Cristaldo.
From the bank they would enter Jonathan Bottinelli, Emiliano Insua, Fernando Belluschi, Mauro Formica and Nicolás Gaitán.
The response of the Argentine DT to the strange team that stopped was to try faces for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He did not arrive and the vast majority of those players did not wear the national colors again.
Likewise, in the team that dressed in red in its entirety, he played Wojciech Szczesny, Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Robert Lewandowski, who played as a starter, but did not have much action. Tomorrow they will be present again against Argentina, but this time in a World Cup event. Finally, it should be noted that, as a final curiosity, the third goalkeeper was a very young Dibu Martínez, who entered for the fractured Oscar Ustari.
History of the Argentine National Team vs. Poland
- Friendly – 06/11/1966: Argentina 1 – Poland 1
- Friendly – 12/17/1968: Argentina 1 – Poland 0
- 1974 World Cup: Poland 3 – Argentina 2
- Friendly – 03/24/1976: Poland 1 – Argentina 2
- Friendly – 05/29/1977: Argentina 3 – Poland 1
- 1978 World Cup: Argentina 2 – Poland 0
- Friendly – 10/12/1980: Argentina 2 – Poland 1
- Friendly – 10/28/1981: Argentina 1 – Poland 2
- Neurú Cup – 01/17/1984: Poland 1 – Argentina 1
- Friendly – 11/26/1992 Argentina 2 – Poland 0
- Friendly – 06/05/2011: Poland 2 – Argentina 1
History of the Argentine National Team vs. Poland in World Cups
In World Cups, the Argentine National Team faced Poland only twice. The first time they met was in Germany 1974, which was a 3-2 victory for the Europeansbut four years later, when the Albiceleste lifted the title for the first time in their history, they beat Poland 2-0 in the second round.
- 1974 World Cup: Poland 3 – Argentina 2 – first round of group 4
- World Cup 1978: Argentina 2 – Poland 0 – second round of group B
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