JAMAICA’S junior athletes who will start competition at the XVIII Junior Pan Am Championships tomorrow have reportedly settled well at their base at the Lister Centre on the campus of the University of Alberta.The Jamaican team, which comprised 36 athletes (20 males and 16 females) had attended three training sessions since their arrival late Monday night.Head coach Michael Carr was very upbeat while speaking to The Gleaner yesterday and was looking forward to the start of competition.”So far, so good, (there are) no injury concerns and the team is in good spirit,” said Carr.Close to venueThe coach added that they are staying some ten minutes away from the athletic venue.”Where we are staying is in close proximity to the site of the meet. The training venue will be the same venue where the meet will be held. This is a big plus for us as it takes us around ten minutes to reach there … we are taking advantage of this,” continued Carr. “The team is in high spirits and we are hoping that when it matters most, they will deliver.”Carr, who was at the helm when Jamaica topped the world two years ago at the World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, is very pleased with the support given so far by the organisers.”The organisers have been very supportive so far; when we ask for help in any area, they are willing to help us,” said Carr.The country will be hoping to better its medal haul of two years ago when two silver medals were garnered in Medellin, Columbia. Christoffe Bryan finished second in the Boys’ High Jump, while it was also second for the Boys’ 4x100m relay quartet of Odail Todd, Antonio Henry, Jevaughn Minzie and Jahzeel Murphy.It was at the same meet where two of today’s top young international talents had early success as Zharnel Hughes captured the Boy’s 100 metres, defeating Canada’s Andre De Grasse, who finished second for silver. De Grasse also picked up bronze in the 200 metres after finishing third.
Poland are set to come into the competition feeling confident after beating Lithuania 4-0 in a friendly match earlier this month.Senegal last took to the field in a friendly clash against South Korea and beat the Group F team 2-1.When is Poland v Senegal?The match will take place on Tuesday, June 19th.The game will kick off at 4pm.It will take place in the Spartak Stadium.How can I listen live?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action on talkSPORT 2. ‘THEY FAILED’ Robert Lewandowski is expected to make a big impact for Poland UNITED Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true 2 Latest World Cup News German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Who are the key players?For Poland, Robert Lewandowski. When you have him in your side then you’ve got a chance. He scored 16 goals in 10 qualifying games and was responsible for 64 per cent of Poland’s goals.According to manager Adam Nawalka, the 27-year-old is “the best striker in the world,” which is hard to disagree with.During qualifying he also became his country’s top scoring player when he surpassed Wlodzimierz Lubanskis previous record of 48. At the time of writing Lewandowski has scored 52 times in 93 games.For Senegal, Sadio Mane comes into the World Cup on the back of a 20-goal season with Liverpool, ten of which came in the Champions League. He’s in great form and could be a star in Russia.What’s the team news?Poland: Szczesny, Pazdan, Cionek, Piszczek, Krychowiak, Grosicki, Rybus, Blaszczykowski, Zielinski, Milik, LewandowskiSenegal: Ndiaye, Koulibaly, Sabaly, Wague, Gana, Sane, Ndiaye, Diouf, Mane, Ismaila, Niang 2 Sadio Mane will be key for Senegal at the World Cup Poland will take on Senegal in their opening World Cup match on Tuesday night in the Spartak Stadium.The Group H clash will take place in the same stadium as the Argentina and Iceland game – which saw Lionel Messi miss a penalty. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.