FIFA ranking: 21

Coach: Paulo Sousa

Portuguese Sousa, who won the Champions League as a midfielder with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, was appointed in January after Jerzy Brzeczek was unexpectedly sacked despite helping Poland qualify for the Euros. Sousa, who previously managed Girondins Bordeaux, led Polandin their World Cup qualifiers in March where they won one of their three games to sit fourth in their group.

Captain: Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski is Poland’s most-capped player with 118 appearances and their all-time top scorer with 66 goals. The 32-year-old helped Bayern Munich secure a ninth successive Bundesliga title this season and scored 41 league goals to break Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga scoring record for a single season.

Top player: Grzegorz Krychowiak

Midfielder Krychowiak bagged 11 goals and four assists in all competitions for Lokomotiv Moscow this season as the Russian side finished third in the league. The former Sevilla and Paris St Germain player has four goals in 78 games for Poland.

Tournament history  

Poland have played three times at the Euros and were knocked out in the group stages in 2008 and 2012. They reached the quarter-finals in 2016, where they lost to eventual champions Portugal on penalties.

Recent form:  

2021    England 2-1 Poland           World Cup qualifier
2021    Poland 3-0 Andorra          World Cup qualifier
2021    Hungary 3-3 Poland          World Cup qualifier
2020    Poland 1-2 Netherlands   UEFA Nations League
2020    Italy 2-0 Poland                 UEFA Nations League

Tournament fixtures:

June 14: v Slovakia, St Petersburg
June 19: v Spain, Seville
June 23: v Sweden, St Petersburg