Posts Tagged "Poland"

Euro 2012: Group A – The Final Day

By on Jun 17, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The bunting will be hanging limp in Warsaw and Wroclaw this afternoon. Poland, the co-hosts of the 2012 European Championships, have been eliminated from the competition at the end of an evening which also saw a Russian team which sparkled in its opening match last week against the Czech Republic eliminated. A group which had caused some to roll their eyes ended up...

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New Century, Old Tensions: Russian & Polish Supporters Clash In Warsaw

By on Jun 13, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

For those amongst us of a certain age, the scenes from the streets of Warsaw yesterday afternoon and evening had a wearyingly familiar look to them – streets of mostly young men, mostly wearing terrible clothes, trading kicks and punches on the street of a European city whilst others, including, of course, a media that had over the last few days given every...

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Euro 2012: Poland 1-1 Russia

By on Jun 12, 2012 in Latest | 0 comments

Some matches have a backdrop that is more than just about football, and with more than a dozen military conflicts between the two nations over the last millennia, feelings run high. As well as a presence of around 6000 Polish police officers, an estimated 5000 Russian fans marched through Warsaw. This march wasn’t one proclaiming military might, but political...

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Euro 2012: Greece 1-1 Poland

By on Jun 8, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Euro 2012 kicked off with a bang as the opening game served up something for everyone. Two goals from comedy goalkeeping errors, a controversial sending off, a cast-iron sending off, a saved penalty and an inspired substitution gave more memorable moments than most opening games put together. Poland started strongly with Jakub Blaszczkowski, Robert Lewandowski and...

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Euro 2012: The Runners And Riders – Poland

By on May 11, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

With slightly less than a month to go until the start of the 2012 European Championships, it’s time for us to kick off our previews of the sixteen nations that will be competing at this summer’s tournament in Poland and Ukraine. We’re doing this in order of the groups drawn, so we’ll start with everything you probably don’t need to know...

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