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Poland names full-strength squad for Euro 2008 qualifiers against Portugal, Finland

Poland names full-strength squad for Euro 2008 qualifiers against Portugal, Finland

Poland coach Leo Beenhakker is sticking with the players that upset Portugal last year for his team's rematch with the World Cup semifinalists in European Championship qualifying.
Midfielder Euzebiusz Smolarek, who scored both goals in Poland's 2-1 win over Portugal in October and is fresh off his move to Racing Santander, will lead Poland's attack in Lisbon on Sept. 8 and four days later at Finland.
Only goalkeeper Wojciech Kowalewski and midfielder Arkadiusz Radomski are missing from the lineup that largely dominated Portugal in Chorzow, Poland.
Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who has taken over since Kowalewski's injuries and sparse playing time at Spartak Moscow, looks likely to start in goal.
Poland leads Group A, two points ahead of Finland and four points clear of Portugal. Serbia is fourth, five points back.
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Roster:
Goalkeepers: Artur Boruc (Celtic), Tomasz Kuszczak (Manchester United), Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal)
Defenders: Pawel Golanski (Steaua Bucharest), Marcin Wasielewski (Anderlecht), Grzegorz Bronowicki (Red Star Belgrade), Michal Zewlakow (Olympiakos), Jacek Bak (Austria Vienna), Mariusz Jop (FC Moscow), Arkadiusz Glowacki (Wisla Krakow)
Midfielders: Przemyslaw Kazmierczak (FC Porto), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Krakow), Jacek Krzynowek (VfL Wolfsburg), Wojciech Lobodzinski (Zaglebie Lubin), Radoslaw Sobolewski (Wisla Krakow), Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk), Michal Golinski (Zaglebie Lubin), Lukasz Gargula (GKS Belchatow), Euzebiusz Smolarek (Racing Santander)
Forwards: Maciej Zurawski (Celtic), Radoslaw Matusiak (SC Heerenveen), Lukasz Piszczek (Hertha Berlin), Grzegorz Rasiak (Southampton), Marek Saganowski (Southampton)


Updated : 2021-02-25 15:58 GMT+08:00