Poland national football team
The Poland national football team represents Poland in association football and in entirely controlled by the Polish Football Association, which is the governing body for football in Poland. The home stadium of this team is Silesian Stadium situated in Chorzow, with their head coach being Franciszek Smuda.
This team was also known as one of the mid seventies well renowned team, who played against England to a draw at Wembley in 1974. This team finished in the third place with 1-0 over Brazil in the match, with striker Grzegorz Lato winning the Golden Boot for his seven goals scored. In 1982, Poland were again place in the third place, beating France with 3-2 in the third place play-off.
The head coach of the team is Franciszek Smuda and the captain of the team is Jakub Błaszczykowski. Most of the caps were made by Michał Żewłakow with 102 caps for this team. Włodzimierz Lubański is the top scorer of the team with 48 scores.
In 1972, Poland won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Munich, with silver medal in 1976 in Montreal other than winning the silver medal in Barcelona in 1992. In 2008, this team was first qualified for the European Football Championship, although they will compete in 2012 as joint hosts with Ukraine at the European Football Championship, thus having automatically qualified for the same.
The Poland National Football Team was placed in the third place in FIFA World Cup twice, in 1974 and in 1982. At the summer Olympics, the team won the gold medal in 1972 and the silver medal, twice, in 1976 and in 1992.
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