As one of the Euro 2012 hosts, Poland will be supported by several-dozens of fans. But Russians are much more better-ranked according to actual football rankings.
Russia coach Dick Advocaat based his squad on players who reach Euro 2008 semi-final after they beat Holland 3:1 in quarter-final. Those players are: Arshavin, Shirokov, Zhirkov, Semshov and Anyukov.
Both teams are very determined. Matches against Poland and Russia have always been very hot. There was a draw 2:2 during the last game between Poland and Russia in 2007.
Despite playing in Poland, Russians expect huge number of supporters visiting Poland during Euro 2012. Russian Football Federation established fan zones in Warsaw only for their supporters during Euro 2012 group stage phase. They organised accommodation and transport for Russians fans etc.
Russia manager Dick Advocaat has announced that he will leave Russian national team after the Euro 2012 European Football Championship.
Russia 23-men squad for Euro 2012:
Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit St Petersburg),
Anton Shunin (Dynamo Moscow)
Aleksander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg), Alexey Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Sergey Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Sharanov (Rubin Kazan), Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moscow), Yury Zhirkov (Anzhi Makhachkala).
Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg),Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Magomed Ozdoyev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg), Konstantin Zyrianov (Zenit St Petersburg).
Andrey Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Artem Dzyuba (Spartak Moscow), Marat Izmailov (Sporting Lisbon), Aleksander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Aleksander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Lokomotiv Moscow), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Fulham).
Poland squad for Euro 2012:
Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal Londyn), Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal Londyn), Przemysław Tyton (PSV Eindhoven)
Defenders: Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warszawa), Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (Lech Poznan), Sebastian Boenisch (Werder Brema). Marcin Kaminski (Lech Poznan), Damien Perquis (FC Sochoux), Kamil Glik (Torino), Tomasz Jodlowiec (Polonia Warszawa)
Dariusz Dudka (Auxerre), Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan), Eugen Polanski (Mainz), Ludovic Obraniak (Girondins Bordeaux), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Lukasz Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor). Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny). Kamil Grosicki (Sivasspor), Adam Matuszczyk (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Rafał Wolski (Legia Warszawa)
Robert Lewandowski (Borusia Dortmund), Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96), Paweł Brozek (Celtic Glasgow), Michal Kucharczyk (Legia Warszawa)