Poland secured their first victory against Italy for 18 years courtesy of goals from Jacek Bak, Tomasz Klos and Jacek Krzynówek in last night's friendly in Warsaw. AS Roma's Antonio Cassano, making his debut, replied for the Azzurri.
Two goals from Andrzej Niedzielan gave Poland a 2-1 win in Hungary in their final UEFA EURO 2004™ Group 4 qualifier on Saturday - but Latvia's surprise win in Sweden meant the Polish missed out on a place in the play-offs.
Sweden qualified for the 2004 UEFA European Championship finals after recording a splendid 2-0 victory against one of their chief Group 4 rivals, Poland.
Two first-half goals in Riga may have resurrected Poland's hopes of qualifying for Portugal.
Estonia 1-2 Poland
Poland will take a rediscovered confidence into their forthcoming UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifiers after a hard-fought 2-1 victory away to Estonia in Tallinn.
Anders Svensson has not had the best of seasons following his breakthrough at international level during last summer's FIFA World Cup - but turned on the magic in Stockholm as Sweden defeated Poland 3-0.
Poland coach Pawel Janas has announced his squad for the friendly international against Kazakhstan and the UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying game in Sweden.
Belgium 3-1 Poland
Belgium secured a confidence-inspiring win in Brussels, defeating Poland 3-1 in tonight's friendly international.
Poland regained top spot in UEFA EURO 2004™ Group 4 after a comprehensive victory that will boost confidence in their bid to qualify for Portugal.
Hungary produced a disciplined defensive display to keep Poland at bay in a fervent Chorzów atmosphere to remain second in UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying Group 4.