One of Malta’s rivals in next month’s U-19’s European Championships, Poland, will boast a squad composed of several players plying their trade in notable clubs in both Italy and England.
Coach Marcin Brosz selected 25 players for their preparation training camp with 11 of them playing in either Italian or English clubs.
Jordan Majchrzak, 18, is the only Italy-based player who made his senior debut after featuring for giants Roma in a 4-3 defeat against Sassuolo back in March.
The young forward has three goals in 18 games for Roma U-19’s this season, while he has already represented Poland on three occasions in this category.
Named in the squad is also forward Kacpey Urbanski, of Bologna, who scored one of his three Poland U-19’s goals in a 5-1 win over Malta last November.
Meanwhile, Poland have also selected Manchester United product Maximillian Oyedele. Born in Salford, England, Oyedele qualifies for the Polish side through his mum.
Oyedele, who plays as a defensive midfielder, has almost 50 appearances for the Red Devils between U-18’s and U-21’s competitions. He has also played 12 games, scoring four goals, with National League side Altrincham FC.
Poland commence their campaign against Portugal, on July 3, before taking on hosts Malta three days. They wrap up their group phase appointments against Italy.
Oliwier Zych (Aston Villa, England), Aleksander Bobek (LKS), Slawomir Abramowics (Jagiellonia).
Igor Drapinski (Wisla Plock), Jakub Lewicki (Jagiellonia), Milosz Matysik (Jagiellonia), Dawid Bugaj (SPAL, Italy), Levis Pitan (Sheffield United, England), Wiktor Matyjewicz (Hellas Verona, Italy), Wiktor Smolinski (KKS), Albert Zarowny (Chrobry).
Antoni Kozubal (GKS Katowice), Kacper Urbanski (Bologna, Italy), Milosz Brozowski (Hansa Rostock, Germany), Maximillian Oyedele (Manchester United, England), Igor Strzalek (Legia Warsaw), Tomasz Pienko (Zagliebie Lubin), Jakub Antczak (Lech Poznan), Dawid Drachal (Miedz Legnica).
Dominik Biniek (Blackburn Rovers, England), Jordan Majchrzak (Roma, Italy), Mateusz Kowalski (Parma, Italy), Junior Nsangou (Blackburn Rovers, England).
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