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5 one-man teams that will participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup 

Sujith Mohan
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9.64K   //    08 Dec 2017, 11:39 IST

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It all started more than two and a half years ago and after 872 games, we finally have the list of 32 nations who will be fighting it out in Russia for the most coveted trophy in world football.

There will be debuts for Iceland and Panama, while some of the biggest names in world football like Italy, Netherlands, Chile, United States, and Cameroon failed to qualify.

Teams like Spain, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, France, and England have a very strong squad while some of the other teams such as Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Uruguay depend a lot on few of their star players.

On that note, let's see who really are the one-man teams in the World Cup:

#5 Poland - Robert Lewandowski

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier
Poland's hope rests on Lewandowski's shoulders

Poland returned to the World Cup after a gap of 12 years as they finished above Denmark to top their group in the qualifying campaign.

Adam Nawalka’s seventh-ranked side looked good throughout the qualifying campaign, courtesy of record-breaking 16 goals from their talismanic captain Robert Lewandowski.

With a leaky defence, Poland depends a lot on their frontmen to deliver the goods, and the Bayern Munich star will have to continue his goal scoring run if Poland wish to progress further.

They have some good players like Wojciech Szczesny, Kamil Glik, and Grzegorz Krychowiak but the onus will be on their skipper, Lewandowski to lead them from the front.

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