Austria and Poland will battle it out in their opening UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday. Both teams are placed in Group G alongside Slovenia, Macedonia, Latvia and Israel.
Austria come in looking to change their fortunes in the competition, as they've only qualified twice for Euros, in 2008 and 2016, crashing out of both tournaments without a single victory. However, manager Franco Foda is extremely optimistic about his team's chances this time around, as they have won 10 of their last 14 in all competitions.
On the other hand, Poland is a much renowned force in international football, making consistent appearances at the sport's mega events over the past decade. Therefore, Biało-czerwoni will be somewhat favourites in the matchThursday. However, manager Jerzy Brzeczek will be worried about the team's recent slump in form, as they have gone winless in their last six matches, with three draws and three losses.
Both teams have faced each other thrice before in all competitions, where Poland have an edge of two wins and one draw.
Austria: Heinz Lindner (G), Sebastian Prödl (D), Aleksandar Dragović (D), Martin Hinteregger (D), David Alaba (D), Julian Baumgartlinger (M), Stefan Ilsanker (M), Marcel Sabitzer (M), Valentino Lazaro (M), Marko Arnautovic (F), Marc Janko (F)
Poland: Lukasz Fabianski (G), Kamil Glik (D), Artur Jędrzejczyk (D), Michał Pazdan (D), Thiago Cionek (D), Kamil Grosicki (M), Grzegorz Krychowiak (M), Piotr Zieliński (M), Karol Linetty (M), Robert Lewandowski (F), Krzysztof Piątek (F)