The Polish National Team Thread

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza



POLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION


Foundation - 1919
Affiliation to FIFA - 1923
Affiliation to UEFA - 1954

President - Zibi Boniek

read more about Boniek

POLISH FOOTBALL IN FACTS

World Cup finals:
1938, 1974 (the third place - coach Kazimierz Gorski), 1978,
1982 (the third place - coach Antoni Piechniczek), 1986 , 2002, 2006

European Championship finals: 2008, 2012


Olympic Games:
1972 - Golden Olympic Medal (coach Kazimierz Gorski),
1976 - Silver Olympic Medal (coach Kazimierz Gorski),
1992 - Silver Olympic Medal (coach Janusz Wojcik).

HEAD COACH

Adam Nawałka

 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
Today Leo Beenhakker will tell us which players he will take on friendly match against Danmark (16 August). He saw only 3 games of polish Orange Ekstraklasa and I'm sure we can expect some surprises. :)
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
Leo Beenhakker announced squad on friendly match against Danmark.

Goalkeepers

Jerzy Dudek, Wojciech Kowalewski

Defenders

Michał Żewłakow, Mariusz Jop, Jacek Bąk, Przemysław Gancarczyk

Midfielders

Radosław Sobolewski, Mirosław Szymkowiak, Arkadiusz Radomski, Sebastian Mila, Damian Gorawski, Ireneusz Jeleń, Euzebiusz Smolarek

Strikers

Tomasz Frankowski, Maciej Żurawski, Marek Saganowski.


I see some positive surprises like Saganowski and Frankowski but where the hell are Boruc and Kuszczak? :|
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
W najbliższy poniedziałek trener piłkarskiej reprezentacji Polski Leo Beenhakker po raz pierwszy będzie pracował z kadrowiczami. Tego dnia rozpocznie się w Odense zgrupowanie drużyny narodowej przed środowym meczem towarzyskim z Danią.

Beenhakker nie zaplanował zgrupowania w Polsce. W niedzielę po południu w stołecznym hotelu Sheraton zbiorą się kadrowicze z klubów polskich - Bartosz Bosacki (Lech Poznan) i Paweł Golański (Korona Kielce) oraz Jacek Bąk z katarskiego Al-Ryyan, który przebywa w Polsce. Największą niewiadomą jest wyjazd do Danii Radosława Sobolewskiego z Wisły Kraków, który narzeka na kontuzję. "Na razie nic mi nie wiadomo o tym, że Sobolewski nie leci na mecz" - powiedział rzecznik prasowy reprezentacji Kazimierz Oleszek.
Po godzinie 16. zawodnicy ci wraz z selekcjonerem odlecą z warszawskiego Okęcia do Kopenhagi. Na tamtejszym lotnisku do godziny 19. mają zebrać się wszyscy powołani na mecz z Danią piłkarze z klubów zagranicznych. Następnie autokar zawiezie kadrowiczów do Odense, gdzie w środę o godzinie 20.00 rozpocznie się mecz z Danią.

Na dwa dni poprzedzające spotkanie z Duńczykami zaplanowano cztery treningi, po dwa dziennie. Pierwszy ma się zaczynać o godzinie 10., drugi o 18.00.
Bad news is that Sobolewski has injury, and we don't know whether he will play. Before the match we will play 4 sparrings, 2 per day.

Match is planned on 20.00 PM in Odense.
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
We have lost with Denmark 2:0 :nape: They scored really luckily goal and after first half we were losing 1:0. When the second half started, we were playing much better. Our team passes more precisely, created situations to score goals but we did not use them. Then we made only one mistake and lost another goal :(

Goals: Bendtner (33 min.), Rommedahl (63 min.).
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
Beenhakker backs Bełchatów pair

Łukasz Garguła and Radosław Matusiak are the debutants in Poland coach Leo Beenhakker's squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Finland on 2 September, and against Serbia four days later.

Bełchatów pairing
The GKS Bełchatów strikers have been rewarded after combining to score five goals in the Ekstraklasa leaders' opening four games of the season, all victories. Southampton FC forward Grzegorz Rasiak misses out but another England-based attacker Tomasz Frankowski, still to see action with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC this term, has been selected. Wisła Kraków have the largest presence in the squad while champions Legia Warszawa have been overlooked completely.

Poland squad
Goalkeepers: Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool FC), Wojciech Kowalewski (FC Spartak Moskva), Artur Boruc (Celtic FC).

Defenders: Michał Żewłakow (Olympiacos CFP), Mariusz Jop (FC Moskva), Jacek Bąk (Al Rayyan), Paweł Golański (Korona Kielce), Arkadiusz Głowacki (Wisła Kraków), Marcin Wasilewski (Lech Poznan).

Midfielders: Radosław Sobolewski (Wisła Kraków), Mariusz Lewandowski (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Mirosław Szymkowiak (Trabzonspor), Arkadiusz Radomski (FK Austria Wien), Sebastian Mila (FK Austria Wien), Euzebiusz Smolarek (BV Borussia Dortmund), Jacek Krzynówek (VfL Wolfsburg), Jakub Błaszczykowski (Wisła Kraków), Łukasz Garguła (GKS Bełchatów).

Forwards: Tomasz Frankowski (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Maciej Żurawski (Celtic FC), Ireneusz Jeleń (AJ Auxerre), Radosław Matusiak (GKS Bełchatów).
What the hell he's doing?! How come he's calling Frankowski which did not score a goal since almost a year. Where is Rasiak which has got good form and scores goals for his club every time he's play?

Althought I see some positives like young, promising players called on matches against Finland and Serbia.
 

RobbieD_PL

Unreliable deceiver
Staff member
Moderator
So we've lost against Finland and drawn to Serbia.... at home..... Do we still have a chance of qualifying before we might host EURO 2012 with Ukraine? :(
 

Jaboldinho

Fan Favourite
Yea, we really got you good. Before the game the coach said the team was aiming for a tie... I really didn't like the sound of that, but when they won with 2 goal by the Finnish football god Litmanen :Bow: , I was satisfied. It wasn't an easy game though. You weren't bad.
 

Hendrik

Team Captain
I've read Michael Delura wants to play for Poland. He's made some appearences in the German U20 but has no realistic chance to be called up to the U21 or even the senior team.

Sebastian Tyrala, Dortmund, follows the example of Trochowski, Brzenska, Sinkiewicz and Polanski and will play for the German youth team.
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
Hendrik said:
I've read Michael Delura wants to play for Poland. He's made some appearences in the German U20 but has no realistic chance to be called up to the U21 or even the senior team.

Sebastian Tyrala, Dortmund, follows the example of Trochowski, Brzenska, Sinkiewicz and Polanski and will play for the German youth team.
If everyone who's Polish or though in half would like to play for Poland we would have one of the strongest teams in the world. Unfortunately in past many players moved from Poland to the other countries. Also now players which are abroad prefer play for "strongest" teams.

Summing up, all who's Polish but doesn't play for Poland can go and **** themselves.
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
Frankfurt will be the Poles’ base
The training camp of the national team before the EC elimination match against Kazakhstan will last from Monday until Thursday. Leo Beenhakker’s players will get ready near Frankfurt am Main.

The match against Kazakhstan will be played on October 7th in Almaty. Four days later the Poles will play against Portugal in Chorzów - for this match they will also prepare in Frankfurt. Both matches will be practically the last chance for the Polish players, who after the two elimination matches they played so far have merely one point.
The training camp will begin on Monday in a town called Muehlheim-Lammerspiel located about 35 km from Frankfurt am Mein. The players from Polish clubs will fly out from Warsaw at around 10:30. The rest will come directly to the preparation base. On the same day at 17:00 they will participate in the first training session.



So far I haven’t heard about any player signaling he will be late, therefore all of the representatives should be at the first training session - Kazimierz Oleszek, the national team’s spokesperson, said.



On Tuesday and Wednesday the players will train twice - at 10:00 and 17:00. On Thursday a light workout is planned and then Leo Beenhakker’s players will take the 13:20 flight from Frankfurt to the capital of Kazakhstan. The representatives will arrive In Almaty practically after midnight, with the time difference being four hours.



A workout is planned at 11:00 (local time) on Friday. At 19:00 the Poles will carry out an official training session on the stadium in Almaty, where a day later they will play against Kazakhstan.



After the match the Polish players will get on a 3:20 flight to Frankfurt where they will further prepare for Wednesday’s match against Portugal in Chorzów. They are expected in Germany at 6:00.
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
EC 2008 Qualifications: Poland - Portugal 2:1
Euzebiusz Smolarek scored both of Poland's goals as they defeated Portugal 2-1 in Chorzow to leapfrog their opponents into fourth place in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group A.

The hosts fully deserved a victory which they earned thanks to a blistering start from Smolarek, the BV Borussia Dortmund forward striking twice inside the opening 18 minutes. A Nuno Gomes goal in added time was not enough to prevent Portugal's first defeat in their bid to qualify for the tournament in Austria and Switzerland and they now lie six points behind the leaders Serbia in fifth place, albeit with a game in hand.
Poland coach Leo Beenhakker named the same starting XI which beat Kazakhstan at the weekend, while Luiz Felipe Scolari only made one change to the Portugal team that confidently brushed aside Azerbaijan, Maniche dropping to the bench in favour of Petit. But it was the hosts who came out of the blocks faster, dominating the opening exchanges and enjoying the majority of the possession.



So it was no surprise when they broke the deadlock after only nine minutes. Smolarek picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and calmly placed his effort past the diving Ricardo and into the back of the net. The goal seemed to stun the visitors, but worse was to come nine minutes later as Poland doubled their advantage - Smolarek dispatching his second following a perfect cross from the lively Grzegorz Rasiak.



Portugal pushed in search of a reponse before the break, only for their efforts to end in frustration as Poland stood firm defensively. The home side looked the more likely scorers after the restart and Smolarek was unlucky not to claim a hat-trick after Ricardo turned his shot wide. Portugal's possession increased as time ticked by, but Nuno Gomes's conversion of Simão's centre was no consolation.
 

Tosiek

Słowiańska Dusza
EC 2008 Qualifications: Belgium - Poland 0:1
Poland moved into third place in Group A after securing a 1-0 victory over Belgium in Brussels. Striker Radoslaw Matusiak scored the winner in the first period as the Poles recorded a third success in five UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers to climb within a point of leaders Finland.


15 November 2006 - 20:30
Brussels - Roi Baudouina Stadium
UEFA ECQ 2008
Belgium - Poland 0:1 (0:1)

Goal: Radosław Matusiak (19).
Referee: Stuart Dougal (Scotland).
Assistents: Tom Murphy i George Drummond (Scotland).
Yellow cards: Radosław Sobolewski (26), Jakub Błaszczykowski (58) - Karel Geraerts (12), Thomas Vermaelen (25), Philippe Léonard (57), Timmy Simons (88), Bart Goor (89).
Spectators: 40 000

Belgium: 1. Stijn Stijnen - 13. Carl Hoefkens, 5. Daniel Van Buyten, 14. Philippe Léonard (80, 6. Gaby Mudingayi), 2. Thomas Vermaelen - 20. Anthony Vanden Borre (46, 17. Stein Huysegems), 3. Timmy Simons, 22. Karel Geraerts, 8. Bart Goor - 9. Émile Mpenza, 19. Kevin Vandenbergh (62, 16. Luigi Pieroni). Players for substitution: 21. Brian Vandenbussche (bramkarz), 4. Jelle Van Damme, 11. Gaetan Englebert, 15. Mark De Man.

Poland: 1. Artur Boruc - 13. Marcin Wasilewski, 14. Michał Żewłakow, 6. Jacek Bąk, 3. Grzegorz Bronowicki - 5. Jakub Błaszczykowski, 2. Dariusz Dudka (80, 15. Rafał Murawski), 8. Radosław Sobolewski, 7. Euzebiusz Smolarek - 11. Radosław Matusiak (89, 17. Przemysław Kaźmierczak), 9. Maciej Żurawski (62, 18. Łukasz Garguła). Players for substitution: 12. Tomasz Kuszczak (bramkarz), 4. Marcin Baszczyński, 16. Sebastian Szałachowski, 20. Tomasz Frankowski.



Leo Beenhakker has absolutely changed Polish team :sun: That's the reason why we love him :brow:
 
Top