Ukraine-born midfielder Taras Romanczuk saw his World Cup hopes dashed Friday when he was overlooked for a spot in the Poland World Cup squad.

The 26-year-old, who only became a Polish citizen in March, had only played one match for his adopted country which proved insufficent for national coach Adam Nawalka to gamble by naming him in his initial 35-man squad.

Also missing out on Friday was 22-year-old Chievo striker Mariusz Stepinski who has played four times for the national team since 2013.

Elsewhere, there were few surprises in the squad which will be trimmed to 23 on June 4 with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski leading his country’s hopes at the finals in Russia which get under way on June 14.

Poland kick off their campaign against Senegal in Moscow on June 19, before further Group H clashes with Colombia and Japan.

Poland 35-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich/ENG), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea/ENG), Lukasz Skorupski (Roma/ITA), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus/ITA)
Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton/ENG), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria/ITA), Thiago Cionek (SPAL/ITA), Kamil Glik (Monaco/FRA), Marcin Kaminski (Stuttgart/GER), Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw/POL), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw/POL)
Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg/GER), Pawel Dawidowicz (Palermo/ITA), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Jagiellonia Bialystok/POL), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad/BUL), Kamil Grosicki (Hull/ENG), Damian Kadzior (Gornik Zabrze/POL), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Brom/ENG), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze/POL), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria/ITA), Maciej Makuszewski (Lech Poznan/POL), Krzysztof Maczynski (Legia Warsaw/POL), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk/POL), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS), Sebastian Szymanski (Legia Warsaw/POL), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli/ITA), Szymon Zurkowski (Gornik Zabrze/POL)
Attackers: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria/ITA), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/GER), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli/ITA), Krzysztof Piatek (Krakow/POL), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht/BEL), Kamil Wilczek (Brondby IF/DEN)