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Poland to face Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia at FIFA World Cup

Poland was drawn against Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia into Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as a result of the official draw ceremony held in Doha on Friday.

The Polish national football team have been drawn to play Mexico in their opening match in Qatar on November 22. Four days later, they will take on Saudi Arabia before playing Argentina on November 30.

Challenging rivals

Although Mexico has not gone past Round of 16 since 1986, this team has shown consistency in the group stage, managing to qualify to the play-offs at each of the last seven World Cups.

The two-time champions Argentina went through the qualifiers unbeaten. For their arguably best player in history, Lionel Messi, it will probably be the last chance to follow in the footsteps of legendary Diego Maradona and lead his country to the World Cup triumph.

On paper, Saudi Arabia is the weakest team in the group, but they could not be underestimated, especially given their results in the qualifiers. The team from the Middle East scored more points than Japan and Australia.

Poland finished behind England in their World Cup qualification group but booked their place in the World Cup finals with a 2-0 win over Sweden on March 29.

Football’s world governing body FIFA earlier this month banned Russia from the playoffs for the World Cup in Qatar, giving Poland a bye to the playoff finals in European qualifying for the tournament.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to be held in Qatar on November 21 – December 18.

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