The 2018 World Cup is just over a month away, and all 32 teams are preparing in earnest for their shot at the trophy in Russia. ESPN FC is previewing every team ahead of the opening game on June 14. Find all 32 teams here.
Who they are
Captain: Robert Lewandowski
Manager: Adam Nawalka
Nickname: The Eagles
FIFA Rank (as of April 12, 2018): 10
How they qualified
Poland easily finished top of the relatively comfortable UEFA Group E, winning eight out of 10 fixtures against Denmark,...
Victor Moses's penalty was enough for Nigeria to kick off their pre-World Cup programme with a 1-0 victory over Poland at the Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw on Friday.
The Chelsea man won and then converted a 61st-minute spot kick to extend the Super Eagles' impressive form under Gernot Rohr, a run which has seen the West Africans lose just once during the German's managerial reign.
The Eagles lined-up with a largely familiar team, although Rohr answered pre-match speculation about the identity of...
Had things worked out differently for James Tarkowski he might have been heading to the World Cup with Poland, but the Burnley defender insists he feels as English as bangers and mash.
Tarkowski joined up with the Three Lions for the first time this week ahead of friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy, having turned Gareth Southgate's head with a season's worth of impressive performances in the Clarets backline.
The 25-year-old did have another route into international football thanks to his...
Poland international Lukasz Piszczek has signed a new two-year deal at Borussia Dortmund, tying him to the club until 2020, and he hopes to end his career at the Westfalenstadion.
Piszczek, 32, is currently Dortmund's oldest outfield player. Having joined the club from Hertha Berlin in summer 2010, he was a key player earlier this decade during Dortmund's golden years under Jurgen Klopp.
He remains an influential player for the club -- and is apparently their good-luck charm. Dortmund have not lost...