Poland national football team


Poland national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Poland
Badge =
Badge size = 125px
FIFA Trigramme = POL
Nickname = "Biało-czerwoni"
("The white and reds")"Białe Orły"
("The White Eagles")
Poland were declared the greatest team in the world in 1975
Association = Polish Football Association
("Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej")

Coach = flagicon|NLD Leo Beenhakker
Captain = Michał Żewłakow
Most caps = Grzegorz Lato (100)
Top scorer = Włodzimierz Lubański (48)
FIFA Rank = 30
FIFA max = 16
FIFA max date = September 2007
FIFA min = 61
FIFA min date = March 1998
Elo Rank = 39
Elo max = 1
Elo max date = October 1975
Elo min = 55
Elo min date = August 1956, April 1998
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First game = fb|HUN|1940 0 - 1 fb|Poland (Budapest, Hungary; 18 December, 1921)
Largest win = fb|Poland 9 - 0 fb-rt|NOR (Szczecin, Poland; 4 September, 1963)
Largest loss = fb|DEN 8 - 0 fb|Poland (Copenhagen, Denmark; 26 June, 1948)
World cup apps = 7
World cup first = 1938
World cup best = 3rd place (1974, 1982)
Regional name = European Championship
Regional cup apps = 1
Regional cup first = 2008
Regional cup best = Round 1, 2008

The Poland national football team ( _pl. Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej) is the national football team of Poland, under the auspices of the Polish Football Association (PZPN).

It played its first international match on 18 December 1921 in Budapest against Hungary and was defeated 0:1. Poland won the Gold medal in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the Silver medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In the World Cup, Poland finished third twice: in 1974 and 1982.

World Cup record

Current squad

The following players were named by coach Leo Beenhakker for the qualifying matches against the Czech Republic and Slovakia. [cite web|url=http://90minut.pl/news.php?id=785240|title="Kadra na mecze z Czechami i Słowacją"|date=2008-09-30|publisher=90minut.pl pl icon]

Tomasz Jodłowiec, Łukasz Garguła, Wojciech Łobodziński, and Michał Pazdan will replace the injured Piotr Polczak, Radosław Majewski, Łukasz Piszczek, Tomasz Bandrowski and Marcin Kowalczyk. [cite web|url=http://90minut.pl/news.php?id=786778|title="Zmiany w kadrze na mecze z Czechami i Słowacją"|date=2008-10-03|publisher=90minut.pl pl icon] [cite web|url=http://90minut.pl/news.php?id=787773|title="Tomasz Bandrowski nie zagra w meczach eMŚ"|date=2008-10-06|publisher=90minut.pl pl icon] [cite web|url=http://90minut.pl/news.php?id=788103|title="Marcin Kowalczyk nie zagra w meczach eMŚ"|date=2008-10-06|publisher=90minut.pl pl icon] [cite web|url=http://90minut.pl/news.php?id=788409|title="Pazdan powołany do reprezentacji Polski"|date=2008-10-07|publisher=90minut.pl pl icon]

Caps and goals correct as of October 11, 2008.

;Goalkeepers ;Defenders;Midfielders;Strikers

Other recent callups

The following players have also appeared for the Polish NT in the last two years or are on the standby list for the next match (in bold).

;Goalkeepers ;Defenders;Midfielders;Strikers

Football kit box
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Poland's current third kit

Coaching staff

* Coach: Leo Beenhakker
* Assistant coach: Rafał Ulatowski
* II Assistant coach: Andrzej Zamilski
* II Assistant coach: Radosław Mroczkowski
* Goalkeeper coach: Andrzej Dawidziuk
* Consultant: Jan de Zeeuw
* Goalkeeper coach-consultant: Frans Hoek

2006 World Cup information

Poland lost their first game of 2006 World Cup to Ecuador. The final score was 2-0 with goals from Carlos Tenorio and Agustin Delgado. Poland lost to group leader Germany on June 14, final score 1-0 with a goal by Oliver Neuville in the 91st minute, thus ensuring their exit from the World Cup 2006. They then beat also eliminated Costa Rica 2-1 with both Polish goals scored by Bosacki.

UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group A
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Poland began its Euro 2008 qualifying campaign on September 2, 2006 with a 1-3 loss against Finland at Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz. They followed that up with a 1-1 tie against Serbia at Legia Stadium in Warszawa on September 6, 2006. Their first win came against Kazakhstan on October 7, 2006 (final score 0:1).

Poland then faced Portugal on October 11, 2006, winning 2-1 in Chorzów. Next they headed to Brussels where they defeated Belgium 1:0. They recorded wins against Azerbaijan (5-0) and Armenia (1-0) at home in Poland, and away to Azerbaijan (1-3), however they failed to pick up any points in Armenia on June 6, 2007 (0-1).

Poland then travelled to Lisbon to face Portugal, the match ending in a 2-2 draw. They returned from Helsinki with another point (0-0). A power outage briefly marred the rematch against Kazakhstan but Poland collected three points (3-1). Poland clinched its Euro 2008 berth with a 2-0 victory against Belgium in Chorzów and followed that up with a draw (2-2) against Serbia in Belgrade. Poland finished its qualifying campaign as group leaders.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - UEFA Group 3
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Managers

* (*) - still active

National kits

The national kits of poland consist of white shirt, red shorts and white socks when playing at home. Their away kit colours are red throughout. The kits are provided by Puma

Poland versus other countries

Notes

ee also

* Poland U-16 National Football Team
* Poland U-17 national football team
* Poland U-19 National Football Team
* Poland U-20 National Football Team
* Poland U-21 National Football Team
* Football in Poland
* History of football in Poland
* Polish Championship in Football
* Polish Cup
* Polish SuperCup
* Sports in Poland

External links

* [http://www.pzpn.pl/ Official website]
* [http://polishsoca.mihopa.net/ Polish SOCA! Polish football in english]
* [http://www.polishgoal.com Polish Goal]
* [http://socasoul.wordpress.com/ Poland: The SOCA! Soul blog]
* [http://www.mogiel.net/ Pawel Mogielnicki's Page]
* [http://kadra.pl/index.php?strona=historia&dzial=mecze Kadra.pl]
* [http://www.worldcup.isn.pl/en/poland.htm Poland in World Cups]
* [http://www.polishsoccer.com Polish Soccer Resource and Community]
* [http://poland.worldcupblog.org/ Poland World Cup blog]
* [http://www.twornica.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=35 Tickets from England - Poland games]


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