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Poland are missing some big names ahead of Ireland Euro 2016 qualifier

A quartet of players with nearly 150 caps between them are set to miss out.

Jakub Blaszczykowski fouls Paul Green during a friendly in 2013.
Jakub Blaszczykowski fouls Paul Green during a friendly in 2013.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THERE WAS GOOD news for Martin O’Neill as Poland will have to do without a quartet of experienced internationals for Sunday’s crunch Euro 2016 qualifier.

Lukasz Piszczek, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Kamil Grosicki  – who all played for Poland against Georgia and Scotland — as well as Jakub Blaszczykowski of Borussia Dortmund are all missing from Adam Nawalka’s squad.

Blaszczykowski was captain of Poland during their Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 qualifying campaigns and has won 68 caps for his country.

However, his replacement Robert Lewandowski is in the 22 as Poland look to stretch their lead at the top of Group D.

The Squad in full:

Artur Boruc (A.F.C. Bournemouth)
Łukasz Fabiański (Swansea FC)
Wojciech Szczęsny (Arsenal FC)
Thiago Rangel Cionek (Modena FC)
Kamil Glik (AC Torino)
Rafał Janicki (Lechia Gdańsk)
Marcin Komorowski (Terek Grozny)
Paweł Olkowski (1. FC Koeln)
Łukasz Szukała (Al-Ittihad)
Jakub Wawrzyniak (Lechia Gdańsk)
Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (Lechia Gdańsk)
Midfielders and forwards:
Maciej Gajos (Jagiellonia Białystok)
Tomasz Jodłowiec (Legia Warszawa)
Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla FC)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Karol Linetty (Lech Poznań)
Sebastian Mila (Lechia Gdańsk)
Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax Amsterdam)
Sławomir Peszko (1. FC Koeln)
Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny)
Łukasz Teodorczyk (Dinamo Kiev)
Michał Żyro (Legia Warszawa)

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