Almost half (48%) of Poland’s population trust that the Polish national team will be able to advance to the next stage and play in quarterfinals, while only a few respondents (3%) hope for the championship – results from the latest survey carried out by CBOS. According to the CBOS survey, the Poles are careful optimists in evaluation of chances of our national football team at Euro 2012. Over ¼ of respondents (29%) are pessimistically disposed and anticipate that the Polish team won’t be able to win the group. Almost half […]
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„My most severe deliberations concerned defenders and strikers,” said the Polish national team selector, who after 30 months of attempts and tests presented his choices. 26 players fighting for 23 places in the national team line-up have been nominated (the final decision will be taken after the preparatory camp in Austria taking place from 16th to 28th of May); the roster includes also 7 substitute players who have to be ready to replace the injured or indisposed players from the starting line-up. Franciszek Smuda indicated that football fans shouldn’t count […]
Before the start of the European Championship to be held next summer in Ukraine and Poland, the Ukrainian national team will play a friendly match against Estonia. The game is scheduled for June 5 and will be held in Austria or Germany, according to 2012ua.net. Thus, the schedule of test match team Oleg Blokhin is now fully known until the beginning of the final tournament of Euro 2012. This year, the Ukrainians will play: in Kharkov, with Sweden (August 10) and Uruguay (September 2) in Sofia and Bulgaria (October 7) […]
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 – […]
A coach should have a detailed plan for every group match. Franciszek Smuda, 63, has been leading the national team for 25 months. – In the clubs he used to be adamant. He worked hard for a great respect and recognition, because he focused on the work with the team and he wasn’t interested in nothing else – says Marek Koźmiński, 46-time representative, a silver Olympic medalist from Barcelona from 1992, who played over 100 matches in Series A and appeared at the World Cup in Korea. – In the […]
“Book of Wishes to National Football Team at Euro 2012” sets national record and becomes the biggest book in Ukraine. The idea of the book, consisting of 2012 good luck wishes from football supporters of different parts of Ukraine, was initiated by the team behind Zozulica project (unofficial Euro 2012 mascot) and supported by information centre “Ukraine 2012” together with publishing house “Summit-book”. The unique publication has a symbolic weigh of 20,12 kg and the parameters of 68x105cm. They are equal to 1/100 size of the National Olympic Stadium to […]
The biggest open-air free music festival in Europe, Pol’and’Rock, also known as Polish Woodstock, took place from 1 to 4 August 2019. The ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association organized a series of anti-racism activities accompanying the festival. The festival line up included internationally known performers who oppose racism and discrimination such as Gogol Bordello, Skunk Anansie, Ziggy Marley, and Prophets of Rage. The last band includes former members of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. The festival stand of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association was the venue of a […]
Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has called time on his international cricket career by announcing his retirement from one-day and Twenty20 matches.
Despite missing part of the recent ODI series with England through injury, the 36-year-old was expect…
Rio Ferdinand, former England’s national team captain, defender of Manchester United, wasn’t nominated to the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine roster. On Wednesday, the head coach Roy Hodgson announced the names of 23 squad players. According to British Isles media speculations, Hodgson should have selected for Euro 2012 roster only one player from the pair John Terry (Chelsea London) – Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United). The reason should have been a conflict between both players, an aftermath of events from October 23, 2011. During a league match, defender of […]
The Czech team coach Michal Bilek announced on Wednesday that it already knew the names of 18 of 23 players who will play at this year’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. Czech Republic will be one of the group competitors of Poland. “I already have 18 names in my head that I think are the certs. The team may include 23 players and this number will go for the May grouping to Austria” – said the coach at a meeting with journalists in Prague. He said that he had […]