ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI is looking to guide Poland to the World Cup knockout stages for the first time since 1986.

The two-time Fifa Best Award winner has won everything there is to win at club level, but has yet to guide his country through a World Cup group stage.

Raul Jimenez will be looking to outshine Robert Lewandowski in Mexico's World Cup opener

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Raul Jimenez will be looking to outshine Robert Lewandowski in Mexico’s World Cup openerCredit: Getty – Contributor
Robert Lewandowski is looking to reach the World Cup knockout stages for the first time

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Robert Lewandowski is looking to reach the World Cup knockout stages for the first timeCredit: Getty

The Poles finished comfortably behind England in qualifying but then received a bye in their play-off semi-final due to Russia being disqualified following the invasion of Ukraine.

That led them with just a home tie against Sweden to make it to Qatar, and they duly triumphed 2-0 over Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co.

A second placed finish behind surprise package Canada was enough for Mexico to advance from North American qualifying and progress to their eighth straight World Cup.

And despite the intimidating prospect of facing Lewandowski, their history will give them reason to believe that they can edge out the Poles to reach the knockout stages.

El Tri have reached the last 16 in all of their last seven World Cup appearances and will also face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the group stage.

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What time does Mexico vs Poland kick off?

Mexico take on Poland on Tuesday, November 22.

The match kicks off at 4pm UK time – 7pm in Qatar.

It will be held at Stadium 974, Doha.

The sides last met in 2017, when Raul Jimenez scored the only goal in a 1-0 friendly win for Mexico in Gdansk.

What TV channel is Mexico vs Poland on and can I live stream it?

Mexico vs Poland will be live on BBC One.

To stream the game live, head to the BBC iPlayer or BBC Sport website.

Can I watch Mexico vs Poland for free?

Yes. BBC is FREE for all UK viewers with a TV licence.



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