In what is hardly a surprise, Barcelona superstar Robert Lewandowski has been named in the Poland squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
The 34-year-old is the most important player for the Polish national team and is the captain of the side. So, it was a given that he would be on the flight to Qatar and manager Czesław Michniewicz has made it official by naming Lewandowski as part of the 26-man list.
Lewandowski arrived at Barcelona only this past summer and has already made a significant impact at Spotify Camp Nou. The former Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund striker has been key to the Blaugrana rising to the top of the La Liga standings heading into the World Cup break.
The 34-year-old hitman, who recently received the European Golden Shoe for the 2021/22 campaign, has already netted 18 times in 19 matches for Barcelona in all competitions in the current season.
Having hit red-hot form for his club, Lewandowski will be hoping to carry that forward on the international stage and help the Poland national team go far in the tournament.
Drawn in Group C alongside Argentina, Lewandowski will come face to face against former Barcelona captain and club legend Lionel Messi in the group stages of the tournament – a match that Culers will be looking forward to eagerly.
The other two teams in the group are Mexico, managed by former Barcelona boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino and Saudi Arabia.