Poland 1-1 Belgium
Poland and Belgium, both under new coaches, drew 1-1 tonight in Szczecin in a low-key tune-up for the start of the EURO 2004™ qualifiers next month.
Defender Jacek Bak will captain Poland against Belgium, coach Zbigniew Boniek announced today.
Poland, under new coach Zbigniew Boniek, will host a home friendly international against New Zealand on 16 October, only the second time the two nations have met.
There is no place for Jerzy Dudek in Zbigniew Boniek's maiden Poland squad as the new coach sets about finding a No2 to the Liverpool FC goalkeeper in the 21 August friendly with Belgium in Szczecin.
New Poland coach Zbigniew Boniek is to make changes to an ageing national side as he bids to secure qualification for the UEFA European Championship final round for the first time in the country's history.
In their first two matches of the FIFA World Cup, against the Korean Republic and Portugal, the first European team to qualify for the finals looked tense and listless, but when the pressure was off, Jerzy Engel's Poland threw off the shackles of negativity and made sure they left the tournament with...
There is little doubt among the Polish fans who are packing their bags to go back to Warsaw that, in spite of their national team's FIFA World Cup 3-1 victory against the United States, their finals campaign has been disappointing. The high hopes that accompanied Poland's status as the first European team...
Portugal recovered from an abject performance against the United States to beat Poland 4-0 and rekindle their hopes of progression to the second round from Group D.
Sweden and Poland will lock horns again after being drawn together in Group 4.
When Poland narrowly failed to make the play-offs for the EURO 2000™ finals it seemed simply to emphasise the fact that their glory days were well behind them.