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Euro 2012 Poland squad profile

Robert Lewandowski (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
A look at the players who will represent co-hosts Poland at Euro 2012...

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Goalkeepers:

Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
Well established at Arsenal, Szczesny is also the first choice for his country at the age of just 22 and has become a very solid keeper.

Przemyslaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven)
The 25-year-old is Szczesny's understudy.

Grzegorz Sandomierski (Jagiellonia Bialystok)
Called up as a last-minute replacement for Arsenal's Lukasz Fabianski, who misses out through injury, 22-year-old Sandomierski is unlikely to feature unless Szczesny suffers an injury.

Defenders:

Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund)
Piszczek started his career as a striker but is now one of the best right-backs in the Bundesliga. Speedy, and has the ability to deliver extremely accurate crosses.

Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht)
Was initially banned following a row over a night out in Germany during the Belgian league season, but has been given a late call-up.

Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warsaw)
A left-back who is arguably better going forward than he is defending. May well start at least one of the group games, but has to be focused as he has a tendency to lack concentration during matches.

Marcin Kaminski (Lech Poznan)
The talented 20-year-old made his international debut last year but may have to settle for a place on the bench at best.

Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (TSV 1860 Munich)
The right-back has plenty of experience and could have achieved more during his career if it wasn't for a number of serious injuries. The 28-year-old tore cruciate ligaments in 2009 having previously suffered ankle ligament damage.

Sebastian Boenisch (Werder Bremen)
Has suffered with knee injuries but looks set to be fully fit and may start at left-back for the opener ahead of Wawrzyniak.

Damien Perquis (Sochaux)
Now that he has recovered from a broken arm, the 28-year-old is likely to start Poland's first game.

Midfielders:

Eugen Polanski (Mainz)
The 26-year-old emigrated to Germany at the age of six and from 2005-2008 was the captain of Germany's Under-21s. The defensive midfielder was still rejecting offers to play for Poland up until last year.

Dariusz Dudka (Auxerre)
Versatile and can play anywhere across the midfield.

Adam Matuszczyk (Fortuna Duesseldorf)
Naturally a left midfielder, the 23-year-old is equally comfortable sitting in front of the Poland defence.

Adrian Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor)
Voted Poland's Player of the Year last season.

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund)
Poland's captain and a brilliant player on his day. The 26-year-old is hard-working and has bags of pace.

Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux)
Reports have suggested that the 27-year-old, who was born in France, has struggled to get along with the rest of the squad due to his poor Polish. Has impressed since joining Bordeaux from Lille at the start of the year.

Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny)
Plays on the left wing and is eager to join a bigger club.

Kamil Grosicki (Sivasspor)
Known for having issues with gambling which cost him his place with Legia Warsaw and led to him going into rehab in 2007. Has since returned to form after a disappointing spell with Swiss club Sion.

Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan)
Experienced and tough-tackling, but has been struggling with injury this year. Providing he remains fit, he may start in central midfield.

Rafal Wolski (Legia Warsaw)
Just 19-year-old and already seen as one of the best young prospects from Poland for some time. German champions Borussia Dortmund are keen on signing him.

Forwards:

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)
Scored 22 goals for Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season and is keen on a move to England or Spain. Manchester United are keen and goals at Euro 2012 will likely lead to interest from other top clubs.

Pawel Brozek (Celtic)
Currently on loan at Celtic from Trabzonspor. Has scored 8 goals from 34 games for his country.

Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96)
One goal from five appearances for his country, the promising 21-year-old will be keen to make an impact during the tournament if given the opportunity.

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