„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 […]
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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 – […]
For Polish team Euro 2012 is the most important football tournament in history. As the tournament co-hosts with Ukraine we will host the 14 best representations of the Old Continent. This will be our second start in the European Championship, the first four years ago on the fields of Austria and Switzerland we finished in the group stage with just one point gained. Now, as before four years ago, Polish players goal is a minimum to advance from the group. The task was made easier for us by the December […]
With the Polish venues on track in their preparations for co-hosting Euro 2012, the lingering concern for the country’s football fans is whether they will have a national team capable of putting up a respectable performance. Coach Franciszek Smuda has seen his side fall as far as 73rd in FIFA’s admittedly farcical ranking system, with the dearth of playing talent a regular topic for the country’s footballing media. Many wonder what happened to the squad that won the European Under-18 Championship in Finland in 2001. That team included Tomasz Kuszczak, […]
Leo Beenhakker and his new training staff prepared a list of 20 players to be observed during the first round of Polish Ekstraklasa and First League – according to “Przegląd Sportowy” Leo Beenhakker searches for new players not only due to the next World Championships in 2010 but also for Euro 2012. There are both former national team players and completely new ones on the list of 20 names, who will be observed by the Dutch manager in the league first round. – How will the proportions between ‘newbies’ and […]