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European Championship: Poland to be without injured Robert Lewandowski for opening game against Netherlands

Poland’s team doctor Jacek Jaroszewski said in a statement the Barcelona star has a torn biceps femoris muscle from a warmup

Reuters, AP/PTI Warsaw (Poland) Published 12.06.24, 10:37 AM
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski warms up prior to the friendly against Ukraine on June 7 in Warsaw

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski warms up prior to the friendly against Ukraine on June 7 in Warsaw Getty Images

Poland will be without injured star striker Robert Lewandowski for their opening game at the European Championship against the Netherlands on Sunday.

Poland’s team doctor Jacek Jaroszewski said in a statement the Barcelona star has a torn biceps femoris muscle from a warmup against Turkey in Warsaw on Monday that Poland won 2-1.

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The Poland captain had to be substituted in the 32nd minute of the game with a right leg injury.

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

The injury is another blow for Poland. Arkadiusz Milik was to be up front with Lewandowski for the Euros until he damaged his left knee on Friday in the friendly against Ukraine.

Maatsen for De Jong
Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman called up Borussia Dortmund defender Ian Maatsen to replace midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was ruled out because of an ankle injury.Midfielder Teun Koopmeiners will also miss the tournament after suffering an injury.

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