WARSAW, Poland. November 10 (PSN) – Artur Boruc bowed out on the international stage as World Cup qualifiers Poland and Uruguay fought out a lacklustre 0:0 draw in Warsaw on Friday.
Final score: Poland – Uruguay 0:0
Despite combining to produce 24 shots between them, the key absences of star strikers Robert Lewandowski and Luis Suarez – both rested to nurse niggling injuries – saw the nations draw a blank.
The visitors, who qualified for next year’s World Cup behind Brazil in the CONMEBOL section, controlled possession for long periods of the game but struggled to create many clear-cut opportunities.
Striker Edinson Cavani was denied five minutes into the second half by Swansea City’s Lukasz Fabianski, who had replaced veteran Boruc just before the interval.
The substitution allowed the goalkeeper, winning his 65th and final cap, to receive a guard of honour from his team-mates as he left the field.
Jakub Blaszczykowski went close for the hosts – who won 3:1 when the sides met on Polish soil five years ago – with a well-struck drive in the second half, but Adam Nawalka’s side laboured in attack without the talismanic Lewandowski up top.
They will hope to find the net when they play again on Monday, as they host Mexico in Gdansk. Uruguay, meanwhile, continue their short European tour by taking on Austria on Tuesday.
— Łączy nas piłka (@LaczyNasPilka) November 10, 2017
Poland – Uruguay 0:0
Referee: István Vad (Hungary) Attendance: 56 147
Poland: 65. Artur Boruc (45, 22. Łukasz Fabiański) – 14. Bartosz Bereszyński, 4. Thiago Cionek (46, 3. Artur Jędrzejczyk), 15. Kamil Glik, 25. Jarosław Jach, 13. Maciej Rybus – 16. Jakub Błaszczykowski (75, 5. Krzysztof Mączyński), 10. Grzegorz Krychowiak, 6. Jacek Góralski (70, 19. Piotr Zieliński), 11. Kamil Grosicki (90, 17. Maciej Makuszewski) – 23. Kamil Wilczek (66, 28. Jakub Świerczok)
Uruguay: 23. Martín Silva – 24. Guillermo Varela, 2. José María Giménez, 19. Mauricio Lemos, 13. Gastón Silva – 9. Gastón Pereiro (60, 7. Cristián Rodríguez), 15. Matías Vecino, 6. Rodrigo Bentancur, 8. Nahitan Nández (67, 5. Carlos Sánchez), 10. Giorgian De Arrascaeta (74, 18. Maximiliano Gómez) – 21. Edinson Cavani
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