Posts Tagged "Poland"

World Cup Tales: Eleven Goals In Strasbourg, 1938

World Cup Tales: Eleven Goals In Strasbourg, 1938

By on Jun 6, 2010 in History, Latest | 1 comment

As the entrants lined up for the 1938 World Cup finals in France, storm clouds were building up the horizon, and the tournament itself wasn’t exempt from such global concerns. Three months prior to the start of it, German tanks had marched into Austria, annexing the country through the Anschl├╝ss agreement. Within a couple of months, the Austrian national...

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Germany 2-0 Poland

By on Jun 8, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

So, four matches, four wins for the favourites, and none of the underdogs have managed a goal yet. Euro 2008 is still waiting to come to life. In one respect at least, this is no bad thing. There had been fears of serious crowd trouble in the small town of Klagenfurt – the smallest town ever to host a European Championship finals match, and a peculiar choice...

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Euro 2008 – Group B

By on May 31, 2008 in Latest | 5 comments

Otherwise known as “The Group Of Internecine Rivalries” (by me at least), Group B is the group that probably offers the greatest chance of a host nation getting thrashed out of sight that you’ll ever see at the European Championships and, as if that wasn’t enough, the tournament favourites. Anyway, here’s the low-down on The Group Of...

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Deutschland Uber Alles?

By on Jun 20, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Germany 3-0 Ecuador / Poland 2-1 Costa Rica So, now we know what England have got to do, or not do, to get through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Or, rather, we don’t. Because Ecuador put out half of their reserves this afternoon, we haven’t learnt too much about either of them. So… what little have we learnt about them? Well, let’s...

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Poles Apart

By on Jun 14, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Germany 1-0 Poland I suppose it was hardly surprising that it took Gary Lineker barely three minutes to describe “a Polish invasion of Dortmund tonight”, but it didn’t make it any less tiresome. Commentator Steve Wilson managed to top even that, mentioning both not mentioning the war and Basil Fawlty in his opening sentence. In recent weeks, I have...

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