Co-hosts are hoping Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowsk can reproduce their club success on the international stage It is a paradox of football that the hosts of a tournament can enjoy a low profile. Attention will, of course, soar when Poland take the field against Greece in the opening match of Euro 2012, but Franciszek Smuda’s side can be pleased that they have only provided meagre information for their opponents. The same can be said of the co-hosts Ukraine, yet it is Poland who could be […]
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Robin van Persie is not the only dangerous Arsenal player, according to Jurge Klopp, the coach of the Gunners’ Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.
The Dutch striker, 1/1 with bookmaker to score at any time in the game at the Emirates Stadium, …
The Australian Open draws to a close this week, with bookmaker covering all the action right up to the hotly anticipated Men’s Final on Sunday. For the first time in almost 40 years, Britain will be represented in both the Men’s and Women’s semi-finals of the Open, with John Lloyd and Sue Barker the last to achieve the feat in 1977. There’s no doubting that Andy Murray will be desperate to add another trophy to his cabinet after failing to lift the Australian Open trophy in four finals in the […]
Manchester United have been linked to a number of players so far during the 2014 summer transfer window. With Louis van Gaal officially starting his duties at Old Trafford this week, the Manchester United faithful have every reason to be confident going into the 2014-15 season off the back of good performance in the World Cup by the Netherlands. The Dutch coach took his side to the semi-finals, losing out on penalties to Argentina and finishing third after thumping Brazil in the playoff match. The team came home to a […]
The anti-racism ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association has teamed up with the Football is Beautiful Foundation and numerous other partners for a joint ‘Friends of Football Day’ series of events taking place on 8 June to celebrate the power of football to unite across differences and promote social inclusion. More than 300 football matches, community festivals and other grass-roots events were organized across Poland on the ‘Friends of Football Day’, marking the anniversary of the kick-off of the historic European Football Championships which took place in Poland and Ukraine in 2012. A […]
Vincent Kompany is confident that Manchester City will learn from last season’s Champions League campaign and navigate a safe passage to the knockout stages of this term’s competition.
Roberto Mancini’s side failed to make it out of the group stages …
Poland coach Franciszek Smuda produced no surprises when he named his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 on Sunday. It was largely expected that Smuda would drop midfielder Tomasz Jodlowiec and striker Michal Kucharczyk, who had fared poorly in a friendly win against Latvia, as well as defender Kamil Glik from his provisional group of 26. “I would like to thank them because they gave it their best, they worked at full capacity and I hope they stay in contention for squads in the future,” Smuda told a news conference. On […]
In the second match of Group B, Germans, the current European vice champions and one of the main candidates to the champions’ title will play the national team of Portugal, led by Paulo Bento. It will be an exceptionally fascinating duel. The Portuguese will be facing a collective with strong players on every position, starting with the gate defended by Manuel Neuer, through defense team consisting of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund players, to the attack, where the duet Mario Gomez – Miroslav Klose will inspire terror among Portuguese. The […]
Poland’s debut at the European Championship four years ago ended in disappointment: three games, zero wins. The Poles have shaken things up since then – they’ve hired a new coach, revamped much of the squad and uncovered a trio of players who have found success in one of Europe’s toughest leagues. As co-host of Euro 2012, Poland is hoping the changes make a difference when they take on Russia, Greece and the Czech Republic in Group A. ”It is our goal to advance from the group and I am convinced […]
Polish coach Smuda announced first wide squad for the European Championship in football. No lack of surprises. Francis Smuda announced wide squad of Euro 2012 26 players. On May 6-16 kadrowicze will drill on regenerative camp in Belek, Turkey. Then the Polish national team will travel to Lienz in Austria, there to grind form the European Championships. May 27 coach is expected to announce 23-man final squad for Euro 2012. The likes of Arsenal FC goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny and Borussia Dortmund trio Łukasz Piszczek, Jakub Błaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski – […]