Poland announced their final 23-man squad yesterday with Grosicki set to star when they get their Group H campaign underway against Senegal. Their group also features Colombia and Japan, with Poland tipped to advance through to the knockout stages.
Meanwhile, Irvine (pictured) can look forward to living out his boyhood dream as part of Australia’s World Cup squad. The Socceroos head to Russia to face France, Peru and Denmark in Group C and Irvine will be battling to win a place in the midfield line-up having previously watched his country play in the World Cup from the stands as a young fan in 2006.
Sweden will look to utilise Larsson’s experience as they tackle a tough Group F that contains Germany and Mexico along with South Korea, with the midfielder closing in on reaching a landmark 100th appearance for his country.
Congratulations also go to four former Tigers who will be playing on the world stage this summer: Harry Maguire (England), Ahmed Elmohamady and Ahmed Fathi (Egypt) and Alfred N’Diaye (Senegal).
The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway on Thursday 14th June.