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1-Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool) Born: 23.3.73 Caps
First choice goalkeeper and Poland's most expensive player when he joined Liverpool from Feyenoord for nearly $7 million last year. Poland's 2001 player of the year, he has recently suffered from a groin injury.
12-Radoslaw Majdan (Goztepe) Born: 10.5.72
Recently secured a position as back-up for Dudek. Has let in four goals in three international appearances since 2000.
22-Adam Matysek (RKS Radomsko) Born: 19.7.68
Former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper who has lost form due to injury. After months of trying to find a club after falling out with Leverkusen, he joined relegation contenders Radomsko.
15-Tomasz Waldoch (Schalke 04) Born: 10.5.71
Experienced Poland and Schalke captain and central defender, who anchors the back line. Made his debut in 1991.
6-Tomasz Hajto (Schalke 04) Born: 16.10.72
Defender known for his uncompromising, but temperamental style. Partners team mate Waldoch in a solid back line for club and country.
4-Michal Zewlakow (Excelsior) Born: 22.4.76
Wing-back who looks to have secured a starting role with his inspired play in the World Cup qualifiers. Twin brother Marcin is a substitute striker for Poland.
2-Tomasz Klos (Kaiserslautern) Born: 7.3.73
Tough defender nicknamed "Partisan" for his fighting attitude while playing for French club Auxerre. Dangerous from long-range free-kicks. But his problems securing a starting berth at his German club may limit his role for Poland.
5-Tomasz Rzasa (Feyenoord) Born: 11.3.73
A gifted scorer in the Polish league early in his career, he has been reshaped into a wing-back at Feyenoord. Should be a substitute or fill-in starter at the World Cup.
3-Jacek Zielinski (Legia Warsaw) Born: 10.10.67
Solid defender who has recovered from a career-threatening Achilles heel injury. Expected to back up Waldoch and Hajto in central defence.
20-Jacek Bak (RC Lens) Born: 24.3.72
Tall, strong central defender expected to be a substitute. On loan at Lens from Lyon where he had spent most of his time on the bench. Can play in defence or as a defensive midfielder.
13-Arkadiusz Glowacki (Wisla Krakow). Born: 13.3.79
One of the most gifted young Polish players, who played a key role in his club's championship drive last year. Won his first cap against the Faroe Islands in a friendly this year.
7-Piotr Swierczewski (Olympique Marseille) Born: 8.4.72
Playmaker favoured by coach Jerzy Engel. Will play a crucial role strengthening a traditionally weak midfield.
10-Radoslaw Kaluzny (Energie Cottbus) Born: 2.2.74
Tall and powerful player who usually occupies a defensive midfield role. Often scores from headers on set plays.
17-Arkadiusz Bak (Widzew Lodz) Born: 6.10.74
Midfielder who failed to win a starting place at English first division side Birmingham City late last year.
21-Marek Kozminski (Brescia) Born: 7.2.71
Left half-back who took part in most of the qualifiers and is likely to play at the World Cup. Can also cover as a strong defender, but is struggling to get a start at his club.
18-Jacek Krzynowek (Nuremberg) Born: 15.5.76
Left-footed midfielder who is regularly on the bench for Poland as back-up for Kozminksi. Played a key role in Nuremberg's promotion to the Bundesliga last season.
23-Pawel Sibik (Odra Wodzislaw) Born: 15.2.71 Caps: 2 Goals: 0.
A late bloomer who was until recently little known even in the Polish league. A small, busy midfielder, Sibik is likely to spend the tournament on the bench.
16-Maciej Murawski (Legia Warsaw) Born: 20.2.74
Murawski, who studied economics during his military service, is an elegant long-haired midfielder who helped Legia Warsaw to the Polish league title. Unlikely to start.
11-Emmanuel Olisadebe (Panathinaikos) Born: 22.12.78
Fleet-footed Nigerian-born striker who rejuvenated Polish football after gaining citizenship in 2000. Scored on his debut against Romania and went on to become Poland's top scorer in the World Cup qualifiers with eight goals. However, he is not first choice at his Greek club.
9-Pawel Kryszalowicz (Eintracht Frankfurt) Born: 23.6.74
A talented striker with a deft scoring touch inside the box. Made his debut as a substitute against Sweden in 1999 and is now Olisadebe's main partner.
14-Marcin Zewlakow (Excelsior) Born: 22.4.76
A substitute who has emerged as a dependable back-up for Olisadebe or Kryszalowicz. Five minutes older than his twin Michal, a defender who he plays with for both club and country.
8-Cezary Kucharski (Legia Warsaw) Born: 17.2.72
Legia Warsaw skipper Kucharski led his club to the Polish league title from the front, netting 13 goals. That was enough for Engel to call him up, but Kucharski is unlikely to start up front, barring injury to other players.
19-Maciej Zurawski (Wisla Krakow) Born: 12.9.76
The Polish league's most feared striker, who helped his club win the title in 2001. Leading scorer in the first half of this season with 14 goals. Made his debut as a substitute in 1998.