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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.
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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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Poland draws against Italy

Poland managed to get a draw in the match against Italy in the new Nations League that is supposed to boost the attractiveness of friendly matches. In fact, Poland could have won the match if they did not concede a penalty in the closing stage of the game that allowed Italy to equalize and salvage a draw from the game.

This was the first game for the new Poland manager Jerzy Brzęczek and he will be happy with what he has shown in the game. Indeed the Poland players started the match the better and took control of the game against an Italy side that is also in a rebuilding phase.
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Poland ready for match

Robert Lewandowski said that the Poland national team is ready for the match against Senegal. He said that the team has been waiting for the start of the tournament for quite some time now and he is sure that the fans can expect a great performance from the players.

However, he admitted that Senegal will not be an easy opponent as they have quality players on the team. He said that nowadays there are no small teams as all the teams present at the World Cup have quality players that play in Europe and that they are used to playing football at the highest level.
Robert Lewandowski said that it will all depend on how much focus they are as a team and how much they want to win the game. He said that since the start of the World Cup there have been some shocking results and that it is up to them to make sure that they can get a positive result in their opening game of the World Cup.
Robert Lewandowski said that they have been preparing well for this tournament and that there is a good team spirit within the team. He believes that there are some good players within the team and that there is no doubt that they can get out of the group stage.
He said that the World Cup is a difficult tournament and that it will become tougher if they managed to reach the knock-out stage. He said that participating at the World Cup is the dream of many footballers and that he is sure that his teammates will be feeling the same.
He said that they will be fighting for every ball and make sure that they do not give their opponents any time on the ball.

NAWALKA FEELS THE PAIN

To go only as far as the Round of 8 in Euro without facing a single normal-time defeat does pain a lot to Adam Nawalka, but, the coach says the fact that the Red and Whites did not come second to any team in the one and half hours of normal play is a sign that they are much stronger than the past.

The only thing that Poland did wrong in the Euro was that they could only convert 3 out of their 4 shots in the shootout in the pre quarter final, while, the opponent Portugal converted all their 5 shots and so advanced.

Poland’s run, if that missed shootout shot in Marseille is taken out, was nearly flawless, but, one error and unfortunately, no other opportunity thereafter.

According to Nawalka, to miss a shot in the shootout and to have to pay that big a cost of it was ‘brutal’, but, the campaign has given him optimism that there are some bright times ahead for the team.

Nawalka was quoted as, “This Euro showed how far we have come with our Football. Nobody could down us in the normal two halves at any point in the competition and that I can mention with pride because some brilliant teams came our way.”

“Any player can fail to hit a penalty into the net on a certain day, but, you don’t want to be going out like that for sure. It was a brutal end of our journey, as brutal as it could have been.”

“Every day we work together, our purpose is that we have to get better than yesterday and I think our purpose is still going to be the same. It’s about trying to achieve the excellence all the time.”