The Poles met their potential rivals in the group stage of EURO 2024. Although the path to play in Germany still leads through the play-offs, the French football star has already commented on a potential fight with Michał Probierz’s team. He thought back to the head-to-head match at the 2022 World Cup.
On Saturday evening, the Polish national team met its potential rivals in the group stage of EURO 2024. Potential, because it is still unknown whether the White and Reds will compete on German pitches in June next year. First they have to win the promotion play-offs. In March, they will first face Estonia in Warsaw, and a few days later (after a possible victory) against the winner of the Wales-Finland clash.
The French football star spoke out about Poland
The final of the play-offs, regardless of the opponent, will take place on their home field. Only then will Poles be able to prepare for the group stage of EURO 2024. The tournament groups were selected during Saturday’s draw in Hamburg. If the Touchstone team passes all the obstacles, they will play against the Netherlands, Austria and France in June in Germany.
Theoretically, the French seem to be the most difficult rival. Didier Deschamps’ team has not left the highest level for years. He is the current vice-champion of the world, who won the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Shortly after the draw, Olivier Giroud shared his opinion about the group. The striker is the national team’s record holder in terms of goals scored. The Serie A player drew attention to the Poland-France match at the World Championships in Qatar. He pointed to the Poles (next to the Welsh) as the most dangerous rivals who may join the group from the play-offs.
– We are waiting for the results of these matches, but on paper the most dangerous are Wales and Poland – Giroud told RMC Sport. – This is certainly not an easy group. It looks nice, but the Netherlands is unbearable to compete in. If Poland made it out of the play-offs, we should not forget that they were ahead in the match against us at the World Cup and had three chances, emphasized the Italian AC Milan player.
Poland is waiting to play at EURO 2024
EURO 2024 will start on June 14, 2024 in Munich. The possible first match of the Poles would take place on June 16 in Hamburg. Then the rival would be the Netherlands.