Following signing a new deal with a Russian club, Poland will not examine defender Maciej Rybus for the World Cup in Qatar.Check out complete details about it below.
According to the Polish soccer association, coach Czesaw Michniewicz informed Rybus on Monday that he will be dropped out of the team for Nations League games in September as well as Poland’s World Cup aspirations due to his “present club predicament.”
The full defender spent last season at Lokomotiv Moscow and remained with the club after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On June 11, he agreed to a new two-year deal with Spartak Moscow.
Rybus has appeared 66 times for Poland, including recently in November, but was a member of the squads for the 2018 World Cup and the European Championship the year before last.
The player has spend practically the entire last year with various Russian teams, excluding a brief stint in France with Lyon, and is wedded to a Russian woman.
The federation has no comment on two additional national team players who have agreements with Russian clubs. FC Krasnodar midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as well as Sebastian Szymanski are still protected by contracts made before to the invasion, and Krychowiak moved on loan to Greek side AEK Athens after the invasion.
In the World Cup group stage, Poland will compete against Mexico, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Poland announced that it will not participate in a planned World Cup qualification match against Russia in Moscow. Poland was given a bye into the following round, which it won 2-0 over Sweden.
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