Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the leader of the Spanish conservative Vox party, Santiago Abascal, met in Warsaw during the latter’s visit to Poland.
In a social media post, Morawiecki told Abascal that he hoped Spain and Poland, who both top their groups after the first two games of the FIFA World Cup, would meet up at some stage of the finals. He added that Poland’s superior defense and break-away attacks with Poland’s star Robert Lewandowski would prevail over Spain’s star-studded line-up.
Abascal claimed that the Spanish people would support Poland right up until the final in which he hoped Poland would play Spain, and assured that whatever the result of such a final, the two nations would remain friends.
Spain is ranked well above Poland in the FIFA world rankings and is even further ahead in terms of its club football, meaning it would be a firm favorite in any clash between the two. However, at the last European Championship in 2021, Poland and Spain shared a 1-1 draw.
The Vox leader had been visiting Poland to meet with leading politicians from the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS), including PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński.
The two parties work together in the European Parliament within the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group. Both parties are facing parliamentary elections in 2023, with Vox hoping to be at least a coalition partner in the next Spanish government. PiS will be fighting to win an unprecedented third overall parliamentary majority in a row and a third term in office.