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FORNALIK LEAVES

November 25th, 2013 — 12:03pm

Poland recently sacked Waldemar Fornalik after their failure to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The team has increased in quality following the emergence of players like Robert Lewandowski, but they have been unable to translate the presence of such players into results. Fornalik paid a high price for failure with his job and the Polish football Federation have now appointed Adam Nawalka as his replacement. He will be given the objective to qualify for the Euro 2016, which will take place in France.

The 56-year-old will come into the national team role well experienced with the rigours of international football after he has played in 35 matches for the Poland national team. He enjoyed a 13 year playing career. Nawalka has been a manager at Polish Ekstraklasa side Gornik Zabrze for the last three years. As a player, he was well known for representing Wisla Krakow, while he also played in the United States for a brief period. As a result of their failure to do well in recent major tournaments and also failure to qualify for the World Cup, Poland are now ranked 69th in the world.

Poland qualified for the Euro 2012, but they failed to get past the group stages. They were in the same qualifying group containing the likes of England, Montenegro, and Ukraine for the World Cup 2014. They were at least expected to challenge for the second qualifying spot, but they finished a disappointing fourth. “The objective for the new coach is clear: to qualify for the Euro 2016 finals in France,” read a statement on the Polish Football Federation’s (PZPN) official site.

The team was recently involved in a 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland at home, which was not a great result for the team. The PZPN is expected to schedule a friendly match in March.

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POLAND vs UKRAINE

October 17th, 2013 — 8:55am

The Poland national football team is going to face Ukraine in a World Cup qualifying game at Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist tomorrow. This is a vital game for both these teams. A defeat here will end their chances of making it to the finals which will take place in Brazil next year.

Ukraine is currently at the second position in the Group H points table, while, Poland is at no. 4. But, the difference between these two teams is only two points. Ukraine has 15 points in 8 games, while, Poland has 13 in the same no. of matches.

Friday is actually a huge day for Group H which is believed to be a very tight group. England which is at the top of the table in this group will also be taking on Montenegro on Friday night and the result of that game is pretty important too.

Meanwhile, as far as Poland Vs Ukraine game is concerned, Poland will go into this game without one of its vital players i.e. Lukasz Piszczek. The 28 years old defender is out due to injury. On his place, Mariusz Lewandowski has been included into the Poland squad.

Ukraine on the other hand doesna��t have any injury issues at the moment. Their strongest squad is available for this game.

Talking to the reporters ahead of the match, the manager of the Ukraine team Mykhaylo Fomenko said, a�?The Polish side is really angry after suffering defeat against us on their home soil. They will be looking to avenge that loss. They will come hard at us and we are completely aware of that. Ita��s going to be difficult for us.a�?

The Polish manager, Waldemar Fornalik, also used that a�?revengea�� word in the pre match press conference. Fornalik said, a�?We havena��t forgotten the defeat that we had suffered against them last time around. Ita��s the revenge time for us.a�?

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