The World Cup in Qatar will start very soon. In particular, group C, which brought together the national teams of Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Poland, is of great interest to fans of excitement. With the obvious outsider of this group, everything is more or less clear, as well as with the favorite, but the question of which team will take second place and get a ticket to the playoffs remains open. Fans of different teams and ordinary football fans are already making their predictions and bets on the site https://1xbet-uz.mobi/. Consider the chances of the Polish national team to play more than 3 group stage matches at the 2022 World Cup.
The last time the “White-Reds” left the group of the World Cup during the tournament in 1986, when they lost to Brazil in the 1/8 finals with a score of 0:4. Then no one could have imagined that Poland would wait for the next World Cup for 16 years. In the 21st century, the Poles played at three world championships – in Korea and Japan, Germany and Russia. In each case, the schedule was the same – the opening match, the match for “all” and the match for honor. This time the situation should be different, as the Polish national team plays with the strongest opponent in the group in the final match.
The “White-Reds” at the upcoming World Cup will play in the status of the 26th team in the FIFA rankings. This will be the ninth World Cup for the Poles. The most successful performances of the White Eagles were at the World Cup in 1974 and 1982, when the Poles were able to get bronze medals.
The path of the Polish national team Qatari World Cup
Poland has come a long way to Qatar. She took 2nd place in the qualifying group, which allowed her to reach the playoffs. In the qualifying round, the Poles got 20 points in 10 rounds, losing first place to England (26 points). In the knockout games, Cheslav Mikhnevich’s squad met with Sweden and managed to defeat a difficult opponent with a score of 2:0.
At the recently concluded Nations League tournament, the Poles beat the Wales team twice and drew with the Dutch team, which allowed the White Eagles to take 3rd position in the group.
Poland’s Group C opponents
At the Qatari world championship, the Poles were in group C, where the rivals of the White-Reds will be the national team of Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. It is assumed that the key match in the fight for the second line in the standings will take place on November 22. This will be the first match for the Polish national team, and in it they will meet with a direct competitor – the Mexican team. Bookmakers estimate the chances of the teams as approximately equal (Poland win – odds 2.72, Mexico – 2.76).
The Poles will play the second match against Saudi Arabia, where they are the clear favorite (the odds for Poland’s victory are 1.72). In the final match, the Poles will meet with the Argentines. In this case, the chances of the White Eagles winning are minimal (odds 3.94).
If we consider the chances of the Poles to get into the playoffs, then a team led by one of the best forwards of our time, Robert Lewandowski, is quite capable of doing this. If the probability of winning in a group is estimated by the bookmakers with a coefficient of 4.94, then the probability of leaving the 1st or 2nd place is much higher (1.78 coefficient).
As for the further success of the Poles at the 2022 World Cup, we do not think that the team of Cheslav Mikhnevich will be able to reach the quarterfinals, as well as analysts of bookmakers. You can bet that the Poles will go to the 1/4 finals with a high odds of 6.70.