Euro 2020 qualifiers: Poland to play Israel, fresh off win over Macedonia
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Poland’s national football team was on Monday set to take on Israel at home in a Euro 2020 qualifier fresh after an away win over North Macedonia.
Poland players celebrate after winning the UEFA Euro 2020 Group G qualifying soccer match against North Macedonia in Skopje on Friday. Photo: EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI Dostawca: PAP/EPA.
The match against Israel was due to kick off at 8:45 pm at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
The Poles on Friday beat North Macedonia 1-0 owing to a goal from halfway substitute Krzysztof Piątek amid an otherwise uninspiring performance at Toše Proeski Arena in the Balkan country’s capital Skopje.
Poland's Krzysztof Piątek (right) in action against North Macedonia's Darko Velkoski (left) in Skopje on Friday. Photo: EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI
Poland opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 away win against Austria on March 21. The Polish team three days later beat Latvia 2-0 in their second Euro 2020 qualifier at the National Stadium in Warsaw.
After three rounds of fixtures, Poland were top of their qualifying group on nine points, two more than Israel.
Poland’s qualifying Group G also includes Slovenia.
Fifty-five European teams were in December drawn into a total of 10 qualifying groups, five groups of five teams and five six-team groups.
The Euro 2020 qualifiers will be played until November, with the top two teams from each group qualifying directly for the championships.
The Euro 2020 tournament will be held from June 12 to July 12, 2020 in 12 cities around Europe, with the final played at London's Wembley Stadium.
Source: TVP, PAP