Bialkowski named in Poland’s provisional World Cup squad

Bartosz Bialkowski has been named in Poland's 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup. Photo: Ste

Bartosz Bialkowski has been named in Poland's 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has been named in Poland’s provisional 35-man squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

The 30-year-old is one of four goalkeepers on the long list, with one likely to be cut when the final 23-man squad is announced before June 4.

Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) and Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) look certs to be on the plane, with Bialkowski – who only recently earned his first senior cap with 45 minutes in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Nigeria – battling with Lukasz Skorupski (Roma) for the other place.

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Skorupski made just once senior club appearance this season, while Bialkowski finally caught the eye of his national team boss following yet another remarkable campaign in the Championship.

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The Braniewo-born custodian was recently named Supporters’ Player of the Year for the third season running and also scooped the Players’ Player of the Year award.


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Poland face Senegal (June 19), Colombia (June 24) and Japan (June 28) in Group H.

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