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Lewandowski to miss Poland’s Euro 2024 opener with injury

By AFP
June 12, 2024
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski seen in this undated image.—  AFP/file
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski seen in this undated image.—  AFP/file 

WARSAW: Poland captain Robert Lewandowski will miss his country´s Euro 2024 opener this weekend with a thigh injury, the Polish football federation´s doctor said on Tuesday.

Lewandowski, 35, will be absent to face the Netherlands on June 16 after suffering the injury in Monday´s 2-1 win in a friendly against Turkey.

Poland then play Austria on June 21 and the tournament´s joint favourites France four days later.

“We are doing everything so that Robert can play in the second match against Austria,” doctor Jacek Jaroszewski said in a statement.

Barcelona forward Lewandowski was substituted after just 33 minutes on his 150th international appearance as Poland ended their Euro 2024 preparations with a victory.