POLAND take on Saudi Arabia in their second World Cup group stage clash TODAY.
Saudi Arabia got off to the best possible start in the group, beating Lionel Messi's Argentina, who were favourites to lift the trophy.
Poland were held to a 0-0 draw with Mexico in their opener, with Lewandowski missing a penalty.
The forward will have a point to prove heading into this game while Saudi Arabia know that a win would see them qualify for the round of 16.
- Start time: 1pm UK time
- TV channel: ITV 1
- Live stream: ITV Hub
- Poland XI: To follow
- Saudi Arabia XI: To follow
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Things are starting to heat up in Group C as the Saudis are leading the way after their shock win over Copa America winners Argentina, in what poses as one of the greatest upsets in the history of the esteemed competition.
The Polish national team failed to take advantage of Lionel Messi and co’s failure as they drew 0-0 with Mexico.
No Robert Lewandowski and co have the chance to make a strong case for the Last 16 whereas victory for Herve Renard’s would put them just a whisker away from the knockouts.
Saudi Arabia will be without Yasser Al Shahrani who is expected to miss the rest of the tournament due to abdominal and facial injuries.
Al Shahrani suffered those injuries during a collision with his own goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais against Argentina.
Captain Salman Al Faraj also poses as a doubt due to a shin problem in what could be a must-win affair for Renard’s side.
Poland manage rCzesław Michniewicz, on the other hand, will have to make a late call on Krystian Bielik and Bartosz Bereszynski’s fitness.
Bielik, who plays on loan at Birmingham from Derby, and Sampdoria’s Bereszynski picked up knocks against Mexico
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