Friendly Match between Poland and Sweden Cancelled

The Football Federation of Poland has confirmed that they will not arrange the friendly match against Sweden which was scheduled on March 28, 2020, because the teams will be facing each other at a group stage match in UEFA 2020. Zbigniew Boniek is the Chairman of the Polish Football Federation. He said that they are actually in search of other rival teams for playing the friendly match. He also had negotiations with some other teams and has talked to other federations as well. He added that it is not an easy task to find out a rival as most of the other teams have already made up their plans before Euro 2020 matches start.

According to the words of the coach for the team of Poland, Jerzy Brzęczek, they are facing bad luck right now as they have to change their schedule immediately. The team thought of playing against a strong contender to prepare themselves before they face the real competition, but things did not happen like that. Poland made a draw against Spain, apart from Sweden, in Group E. Chairman of the Football Federation of Poland said that they have to be completely ready for facing the best teams before UEFA Euro 2020 final championship. The team will be playing two of the matches at Dublin because it will be logical to have a base at that location.

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Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Poland ace Krystof Piatek according to reports from Italy. The English side have failed to produce the best of starts this season and are currently languishing above the relegation places. It is understood that manager Ole Gunnar Solsjaer has imformed the board that he needs new signings in January.

Piatek is believed to be one of the players that have been earmarked by the club as a major signing for the club. The Poland international was sensational for AC Milan last season after signing for the club in January.

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Ekstralasa Bids Overseas Growth with Their OTT Service

Soccer league body will begin to stream all the matches through 2021 as Ekstraklasa of Poland starts to bid for overseas growth. They have planned to grow with the help of their own OTT service. Every game from the top flight related to soccer of Poland will be made available for the next two seasons outside the domestic market via their own subscription streaming platform of Ekstraklasa.

Ekstraklasa announced the move in a bid so that they can target approximately 20 million Polish soccer fans living abroad. The league’s own over-the-top (OTT) service which is named as Ekstraklasa.tv will feature live games and highlights of all the matches. Earlier, from 2015, Ekstraklasa matches were available charge free outside Poland on the Dailymotion platform.

It was also confirmed by the league that IMG, the global rights agency had secured rights so that they could distribute the rights needed for live match rights to bookmakers internationally.

Despite the fact that the live games will be for international access only on the new OTT service, domestic users can also get near-live highlight packages with the help of a new feature on the new OTT service on the official web app of Ekstraklasa. Stefan Felsing, former Ekstraklasa consultant and Lagardère Sports executive stated if the size of the audience only from Poland is considered then there is no doubt that the base of the prospective recipients of the polish league OTT platform will be quite broader.

Stefan also said that it would allow Ekstraklasa for building and maintaining a community of football fans who will be its customers simultaneously. This move definitely fits in with the global tendency that is prevailing in today’s digital world, particularly in the sector of the rights for sports events broadcasting.

Ekstralasa Bids Overseas Growth with Their OTT Service

Soccer league body will begin to stream all the matches through 2021 as Ekstraklasa of Poland starts to bid for overseas growth. They have planned to grow with the help of their own OTT service. Every game from the top flight related to soccer of Poland will be made available for the next two seasons outside the domestic market via their own subscription streaming platform of Ekstraklasa.

Ekstraklasa announced the move in a bid so that they can target approximately 20 million Polish soccer fans living abroad. The league’s own over-the-top (OTT) service which is named as Ekstraklasa.tv will feature live games and highlights of all the matches. Earlier, from 2015, Ekstraklasa matches were available charge free outside Poland on the Dailymotion platform.
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CELTIC SET TO LAND POLISH DEFENDER

Scottish giants Celtic are looking to sign Polish defender Robert Gumny according to reports. The 20-year-old recently made his international appearances with Poland during the last international break and looks set to move to Scotland in the summer.

Gumny has emerged as one of the surprise starters for Lech Poznan this season and has made 10 appearances this season for the Polish outfit. He has been impressive for the club with his ability to make excellent crosses one of his key attributes.
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England’s Under-21 Draw with Poland

Aidy Boothroyd didn’t actually want this result. However, an evening such as this isn’t going to have a long term negative effect on the young players of England’s manager. The final of European Championship in the summer to take place in San Marino and Italy is the bigger picture. This is where England will have to be ruthless when they are in front of the goal as they play against the opponents as tough as Poland if they hope to bring the silverware home.

The early strike of Dominic Calvert Lewin should have a platform to England to proceed and win the game. In this game, they were the side that was most accomplished for a long period. However, they were unable to turn their clean playing approach into the difficult currency of goals. This was ultimately undone by the excellent other end’s set piece.
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FABIANSKI IS POLISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

Let’s give it up for former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for his latest achievement. The goalkeeper has been named Polish footballer of the year for the first time ever in his burgeoning career.

The West Ham goalie has just landed a very prestigious award in Poland, after receiving the PilkaNozna’s Footballer of the Year award for being the best Polish football player of the year 2018.
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Poland To Play With Israel, Austria In The Qualifiers Of Euro 2020

In spite of many disappointing performances in this year, the team of Polish was among the top-seeded for the draw to take place in Dublin city. The manager of Poland, Jerzy Brzeczek said after the conduction of the draw that “Our team was among the top seeds, and definitely the draw which happened wasn’t the worst possible result for us, although our group of qualification is a well-balanced one.” Adding to this he said, “I think most of the games will be like a touch and go ahead, and we definitely have to prepare for it.”

A total of 55 teams were drawn into 10 groups for qualification, 5 groups of six teams and 5 five-team groups. The qualifiers among the group teams will be played from the month of March to the month of November in the upcoming year, and the top 2 teams from each of the qualifying group will enter directly for the championships.
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Poland Came Down To 21 Rank In Rankings Of FIFA

Poland football club have come down from the eighteenth position to 21 position in the new football rankings of the World. This is the lowest place of Poland after June 2016. On the top Belgium is there. It has climbed to top ranking of FIFA, and it is top of France, the world champions with narrow difference. In the last edition of the ranking, both France and Belgium were at the number one position. This was the first time that both the teams shared the same position and this is the first time, even for any two teams sharing the same position.

The Brazil is at Number 3, it is above the second positioned team of World Cup that is Croatia. The ranking has been affected because of the poor performance of the Poland’s team consistently. This month the Poland lost to Portugal with the score 2-3 and to Italy as well 0-1. It is the two bitter defeats at home ground at the UEFA Nations League. The Poland went through the pain of facing the early exit in Russia from the World Cup 2018.
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Football: Poland lose 2-3 to Portugal in Nations League

Poland on Thursday lost 2-3 to Portugal in their second match of the new UEFA Nations League, a sobering home defeat that exposed the side’s frailties and left fans in low spirits. Genoa striker Krzysztof Piątek headed home a corner to put Poland 1-0 up in the 18th minute of the game in the southern Polish city of Chorzów, but Andre Silva equalized for Portugal from close range in the 31st.

An own goal from defender Kamil Glik after an unsuccessful sliding tackle handed Portugal the lead in the 42nd minute. Bernardo Silva sealed the victory for the visitors in the 52nd even though substitute Jakub Błaszczykowski slammed in a second goal for Poland from a cross in the 77th minute. The clash at Chorzów’s revamped Silesian Stadium marked the 100th international cap for Poland star striker Robert Lewandowski, who, however, failed to impress the crowd of around 55,000, Polish public broadcaster TVP said.
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