​Poland were a surprise package in the qualifying phase of the Euros, losing just one of their ten games as they topped Group G with relative ease.

With world class attacker Robert Lewandowski on their books, it was already an uphill battle for most of their opponents throughout qualification, as the 31-year-old netted six in ten appearances. Although their group was a tad easier than most others, with Slovenia and Austria their toughest rivals, Poland still impressed and were unbeaten in their final five. 

​Drawn into Group E of the finals alongside Spain, Sweden and the winner of path B of the playoffs, things will get far more competitive for Biało-Czerwoni making for an exciting round of fixtures in the summer. Without further ado, let's take a look at what the Poles can expect.


Mikel Oyarzabal,Robert Moreno,Rodri,Rodrigo

One of the traditional international giants, Spain are a force to be reckoned with. Maybe not as much as days gone by, but with a wealth of experience and an - at times - unplayable tiki-taka style of play ingrained into their footballing DNA, they are still a very difficult side to face.

Topping Group F on 26 points, Spain's abundance of talent was on show as they went unbeaten in the qualifying phase, with Robert Moreno stepping in for the Luis Enrique following the tragic passing of Enrique's daughter.

With the likes of Real Madrid's ​Sergio Ramos, Atlético's Saúl Ñiguez, Manchester City's Rodri, Bayern's Thiago Alcantara and Manchester United's ​David de Gea, La Roja certainly don't lack world class talent, and it won't be an easy ride for Poland when they face the Spaniards.

Spain lineup:

(4-3-3): Kepa; Carvajal, Martinez, Ramos, Alba; Saúl, Busquets, Fabian; Asensio, Isco, Rodrigo.


Robin Olsen

The next opponent in Group E for Poland will be Sweden, who - with 21 points from their 10 fixtures - finished second to the aforementioned Spain in the qualifying rounds. 

As a side lacking any real standout stars, it is all about team spirit and work ethic for Sweden. Head coach Janne Andersson tends to set up his side in a flat 4-4-2 with wingers feeding Jordan Larsson and Alexander Isak up top as they make runs into channels.

Jordan is in fact the son of legendary attacker Henrik Larsson, and at the age of 22 he is just at the start of what could be quite an exciting career - if he's even a tenth of the player his dad was.

He may well be one of those players that goes unmentioned in the lead-up to the tournament that could breakthrough during it. 

Sweden lineup:
(4-4-2): Olsen; Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Bengtsson; S. Larsson, Olsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Isak, J. Larsson.

Winner of Play-Off B

James Mcclean,Shane Duffy
The final members of the group stage will be decided at the end of March as the Euro 2020 play-offs commence, with the winner of path B joining Poland, Spain and Sweden in Group E.

The sides battling it out for the final spot will be Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Republic of Ireland. Any of these sides would face a tough challenge to progress past those already in Group E, but would definitely put up a good fight.