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            Poland vs Faroe Islands Preview, Tips & Stats

            Poland host the Faroe Islands this Thursday in the fifth match of the UEFA Euro Qualifiers at the Warsaw National Stadium. Both sides have not had the qualifying campaign they would’ve hoped for, especially Poland as they both are out of reach of Qualification.

            Poland sit fourth in Group E after three games. With just one win and two losses, Poland find themselves with just three points to their name. This leaves Poland three points outside of Qualification and four points off of the top spot Czech Republic.

            The first game of Poland’s Qualification journey was a shock loss to the Czech Republic. Ladislav Krejci, Tomas Cvancara and Jan Kuchta all scored to give Czechia a 3 - 0 lead going into the later stages of the game. Damian Szymanski scored in the 87th minute for Poland but it wasn’t enough as Czechia won 3 - 1. However, the next game would give Poland their first win of the group when they welcomed Albania. Karol Swiderski scored before halftime with the only goal of the game as Poland won 1 - 0 in a very narrow game for Poland. The final Qualifier was a trip to Moldova where Poland were handed an upset. Arkadiusz Milik and Robert Lewandowski scored in the first 35 minutes to take a comfortable 2 - 0 lead. However, Ion Nicolaescu scored a brace and Vladyslav Bahohlo scored in the 85th minute to complete the comeback as Moldova won 3 - 2.

            Poland also played a friendly against Poland in June. Jakub Kiwior scored the only goal as Poland won 1 - 0.

            The Faroe Islands sit rock bottom of Group E with just one point to their name. In three games, The Faroe Islands have just one draw and two losses leaving them two points behind the next closest team, Poland and five points adrift from Qualification. The Faroes Islands also have the worst goal difference in the group having conceded seven goals but only scoring two.

            The only point of The Faroe Islands’ campaign came in their first game against Moldova. The Faroe Islands took the lead through Mads Boe Mikkelsen in the 27th minute but a late 87th minute penalty from Nicolaescu pushed the game to a 1 - 1 draw. Next was a visit from the Czech Republic. The Faroe Islands had zero shots and just 39% of the possession and lost 3 - 0. The last time out in the Qualifiers, the Faroe Islands faced Albania. Odmar Faro scored for the Faroe Islands but it wasn’t enough as Albania won 3 - 1.

            The Faroe Islands also had a friendly in the last international break against North Macedonia. Bojan Miovski scored the only goal of the game as North Macedonia took the 1 - 0 win.

            Poland and the Faroe Islands have met just three times in their histories, all coming after 2000. The Faroe Islands have never beaten Poland, being beaten 2 - 1 in 2002, 6 - 0 in 2004 and 4 - 0 in 2006.

            Poland Team News

            Serghei Clescenco has relied on a 5 - 3 - 2 line up for the majority of his Poland career, with usual suspects Lewandowski and Milik up top. Veteran goalkeeper Wojack Szczesny is likely to remain between the sticks with the likes of Kiwior, Jan Bednarek and Tomasz Kedziora in front of him.

            Faroe Islands Team News

            Faroe Islands head coach Hakan Ericson is also likely to stick with his preferred 4 - 4 - 2 against Poland. The likes of Klamint Olsen and Joan Simun Edmundsson likely lead the line with Rene Joensen and Solvi Vatnhamar in support.