Football: Two more Poland players positive for Covid ahead of England clash

Poland players Grzegorz Krychowiak (right) and Kamil Piatkowski have tested positive for Covid-19.
Poland players Grzegorz Krychowiak (right) and Kamil Piatkowski have tested positive for Covid-19.PHOTOS: GRZEGORZ KRYCHOWIAK/INSTAGRAM, KAMIL PIĄTKOWSKI/INSTAGRAM

WARSAW (AFP) - Two more Poland players have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total to four, the Polish Football Association said on Tuesday (March 30), on the eve of a 2022 World Cup qualifier against England.

"Poland's national team took more coronavirus tests. Unfortunately, the results were positive for Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kamil Piatkowski," football association spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowski said on Twitter.

Kwiatkowski, who said he himself had also tested positive, said the Polish football association was speaking to Uefa to request authorisation for Krychowiak to play considering he has already had coronavirus.

Midfielder Mateusz Klich and backup goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski tested positive last week.

Striker Robert Lewandowski will also have to miss the game at Wembley after injuring his right knee during the match against Andorra on Sunday in which he scored two goals.

Poland has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the last few weeks and currently has one of the world's highest contagion rates per capita.