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Brzeczek Names 23-man Squad Against Italy and Republic of Ireland

Jerzy Brzeczek has made his first call-ups as Poland's head coach / PZPN
Brzeczek Names 23-man Squad Against Italy and Republic of Ireland

WARSAW, Poland. August 27 (PSN) – On Monday, newly appointed Poland national team manager Jerzy Brzeczek officially named his inaugural 23-man squad for his team’s upcoming pair of matches against Italy on Sep. 7 (UEFA Nations League) and Republic of Ireland on Sep. 11 (friendly).

Given Poland’s disheartening performances at this past summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, Brzeczek wasted no time in leaving an ever growing Wisla Plock stamp on the squad.

The ex-Plock bench boss decided to give current players, Adam Dzwigała and Damian Szymanski, as well as ex-Plock winger, Arkadiusz Reca their first national team call-ups to date.

Other noteworthy call-ups include Brzeczek’s out of form nephew, Jakub Blaszczykowski, polarizing Jagiellona Bialystock midfielder, Taras Romanczuk, as well as red hot Genoa striker, Krzysztof Piatek and enigmatic Wisla Krakow defender, Rafal Pietrzak, both earning their first national team nods.

Notable omissions include the likes of Legia Warsaw defender Michal Pazdan and Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki, both of which are lacking any semblance of match fitness from their respective clubs.

See the full list below:

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Poland squad for Italy & Republic of Ireland

Goalkeepers: Łukasz Fabiański (West Ham United), Łukasz Skorupski (Bologna FC), Wojciech Szczęsny (Juventus FC)

Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton FC), Bartosz Bereszyński (Sampdoria), Adam Dźwigała (Wisła Płock), Kamil Glik (AS Monaco), Marcin Kamiński (Fortuna Duesseldorf), Tomasz Kędziora (Dynamo Kyiv), Rafał Pietrzak (Wisła Kraków), Arkadiusz Reca (Atalanta Bergamo), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow)

Midfielders: Jakub Błaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg), Przemysław Frankowski (Jagiellonia Białystok), Jacek Góralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Damian Kądzior (Dinamo Zagrzeb), Mateusz Klich (Leeds United), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Lokomotiv Moscow), Rafał Kurzawa (Amiens SC), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Maciej Makuszewski (Lech Poznań), Taras Romanczuk (Jagiellonia Białystok), Damian Szymański (Wisła Płock), Piotr Zieliński (SSC Napoli)

Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Monachium), Arkadiusz Milik (SSC Napoli), Krzysztof Piątek (Genoa CFC)

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