Robert Lewandowski headlines Poland's 23-man Euro 2016 squad
Last Updated: 31/05/16 11:08am
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski headlines Poland's 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
Lewandowski scored 44 goals in 49 appearances for the Bundesliga champions last season, and played a crucial role in Poland's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, netting 13 times in 10 games.
Goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton and forward Artur Sobiech, both relegated with their respective Bundesliga clubs this season, suffered further disappointment when they were left out of Adam Nawalka's squad.
Tyton, who plays for VfB Stuttgart, and Hanover 96's Sobiech were both included in the provisional squad but failed to make the final selection.
Defender Pawel Dawidowicz was also cut, while full-back Maciej Rybus and winger Pawel Wszolek missed out due to injury.
Wszolek, who scored twice in Poland's 5-0 friendly win over Finland in March, suffered a broken arm in a training session on Friday, completing an unhappy season which saw his club side Verona relegated from Serie A.
On Sunday, Poland's team doctors said that Rybus would miss the tournament with a shoulder injury.
Poland, who were knocked out in the pool stage when they co-hosted the tournament four years ago, face Northern Ireland, Germany and Ukraine in Group C.
"I would like to thank Przemek, Pawel and Artur for having been with us," Nawalka said. "I hope they will have their fingers crossed for the team. We worked hard during our two training camps in Poland."
Goalkeepers: Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City), Wojciech Szczesny (AS Roma), Artur Boruc (Bournemouth).
Defenders: Thiago Cionek (Palermo), Kamil Glik (Torino), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Bartosz Salamon (Cagliari), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Lechia Gdansk).
Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Fiorentina), Kamil Grosicki (Rennes), Tomasz Jodlowiec (Legia Warsaw), Bartosz Kapustka (Cracovia), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla), Karol Linetty (Lech Poznan), Krzysztof Maczynski (Wisla), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Filip Starzynski (Zaglebie Lubin), Piotr Zielinski (Empoli).
Forwards: Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Mariusz Stepinski (Ruch Chorzow).