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Set-Piece Pioneers: Polish Side Use Attacking Freekick To Cooly, Calmly Concede Goal-Kick In Most Efficient Manner Possible, 2016 (Video)

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The Puszcza Niepolomice brains trust, in their element...

Concerned about leaving their defence so exposed having won an attacking freekick so far up the pitch, several Puszcza Niepolomice players got their heads together and decided to play it safe.

Indeed, during a Polish Cup quarter-final tie against Pogon Szczecin last season, the Puszcza set-piece special committee decided the best course of action was to concede possession in the most efficient manner possible to allow themselves to get back and assume their defensive positions.

FAIL: After Several Minutes Of Planning, Polish Side Puszcza Niepolomice Execute Bloody Awful Free-Kick Routine (Video)

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Puszcza Niepolomice ended up losing 2-0 toPogon Szczecin in the quarter-finals of the Polish Cup on Tuesday night and, if theirattempts at set-piece ingenuity are anything to go by, the result didn't come as much of a surprise.

Already trailing after just 10 minutes, Puszcza won themselves a freekick in an advanced position.

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Poland head to World Cup, perfection for Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, while reigning champions Germany secured a 10th successive win.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck again in what has been a remarkable qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.

Poland head to World Cup, agony for Scotland

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Paris (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, but Scotland missed out on the play-offs after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.

Poland head to World Cup, agony for Scotland

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Paris (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, but Scotland missed out on the play-offs after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first trip to the World Cup finals since 2006.

Record man Lewandowski fires Poland to brink of World Cup

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Yerevan (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick and became his country’s record goalscorer as Poland thrashed Armenia 6-1 on Thursday to leave them on the verge of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

Kamil Grosicki struck after just two minutes in Yerevan before Lewandowski curled in a brilliant free-kick to draw level with Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who represented Poland from 1963 to 1980, on 48 international goals.

Record man Lewandowski fires Poland to brink of World Cup

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Yerevan (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick and became his country’s record goalscorer as Poland thrashed Armenia 6-1 on Thursday to leave them on the verge of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

Kamil Grosicki struck after just two minutes in Yerevan before Lewandowski curled in a brilliant free-kick to draw level with Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who represented Poland from 1963 to 1980, on 48 international goals.

Bundesliga intel preps Swiss for Poland clash at Euro 2016

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Experience forged in the German league will help Switzerland's Bundesliga stars when they face Robert Lewandowski's Poland in the last 16 at Euro 2016 on Saturday.

Switzerland and Poland have both qualified for the knockout phase of a European Championship finals for the first time.

Bundesliga intel preps Swiss for Poland clash at Euro 2016

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Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) Experience forged in the German league will help Switzerland's Bundesliga stars when they face Robert Lewandowski's Poland in the last 16 at Euro 2016 on Saturday.

Switzerland and Poland have both qualified for the knockout phase of a European Championship finals for the first time.

Lewandowski blanks ‘no problem’ for Poland coach

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Marseille (AFP) After Poland's 1-0 defeat of Ukraine secured them a slot in the last-16, coach Adam Nawalka said star striker Robert Lewandowski's third straight blank at Euro 2016 is not a concern.

"The fact that Lewandowski has not scored a goal yet is not a problem for either me or the team," Nawalka told media in Marseille's Stade Velodrome on Tuesday.

Lewandowski blanks ‘no problem’ for Poland coach

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Marseille (AFP) After Poland's 1-0 defeat of Ukraine secured them a slot in the last-16, coach Adam Nawalka said star striker Robert Lewandowski's third straight blank at Euro 2016 is not a concern.

"The fact that Lewandowski has not scored a goal yet is not a problem for either me or the team," Nawalka told media in Marseille's Stade Velodrome on Tuesday.

Poland coach Nawalka hails historic qualification

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Marseille (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka hailed his side's dogged work to qualify for the last-16 at Euro 2016 after their 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday.

"For the first time in Polish history we have qualified from the Euros group stage, the first time in three attempts," he said.

With two 1-0 wins in Group C against Northern Ireland and Ukraine either side of a scoreless draw against Germany, Poland finished in second place in the group on goal difference.

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Where to find Poland vs. Montenegro World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Poland vs. Montenegro in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After beating Armenia 6-1 on Thursday, Poland still need a point against Montenegro in order to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. If Poland loses and Denmark wins in the other game, Denmark will qualify on goal difference, pushing Poland into a playoff spot.

Where to find Poland vs. Montenegro World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Poland vs. Montenegro in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After beating Armenia 6-1 on Thursday, Poland still need a point against Montenegro in order to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. If Poland loses and Denmark wins in the other game, Denmark will qualify on goal difference, pushing Poland into a playoff spot.

Prolific: Robert Lewandowski Becomes Poland’s All-Time Top Goalscorer With Hat-Trick Against Armenia (Photos & Video)

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Bang in form, Robert Lewandowski enjoyed a productive night of national service as Poland eviscerated Armenia to the tune of 6-1 in Yerevan.

The Bayern Munich striker helped himself to a hat-trick to leave Poland needing to take just one point against Denmark in their final qualifier to book a berth at Russia 2018.

The People's Elbow (and Headlock): Watch Bayern's star tangling with Kazakhastan players

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s aggression raised eyebrows last night when Poland took on Kazakhstan in their opening game of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Usually, a calm and collected presence on the field, Robert Lewandowski’s swinging elbow caught the Kazakhstan defender Yeldos Ahmetov and left him with a bloody nose.

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Unsurprisingly, Freddy Adu Has Decided Against Joining The Polish Side That Forgot His Name And Branded Him ‘An Old Vacuum Cleaner’

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Quite wisely, Freddy Adu has decided against joining Sandecja Nowy Sacz after receiving a less-than-affectionate welcome from the Polish side their manager, specifically.

After hearing his team were taking Adu on trial, Sandecja bossRadosław Mroczkowski began by getting Adu's name wrong before vehemently stating that he didn't want to work with the former MLS starlet and that the 28-year-old wouldn't be allowed to train with the first team.

Freddy Adu Joins Polish Side Sandecja Nowy Sacz On Trial, Manager Forgets His Name Then Likens Him To ‘An Old Vacuum Cleaner’

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Touted to set the MLS on fire at the ridiculously young age of 14, Freddy Adu's subsequent senior career trajectory has seen him struggle to live up to the hype while trudging through a succession of short, unremarkable stints in Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Serbia and the Finnish third tier.

Ligue 1

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

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Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

EURO 2016

Euro 2016 Transfers: Bartosz Kapustka and 23 players whose Euro form put them in the shop window

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Euro 2016: Real Madrid star scores from the spot, Portugal through to the semifinals

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Portugal have not a won a single game in 90 minutes so far and yet they are through to the semifinals of Euro 2016. Ricardo Quaresma is the hero again as he keeps his cool from the spot to send Portugal through to the last four against Poland on Thursday night in Marseille.

On performance alone, Poland and not Portugal should have been in the last four.

Euro 2016 Betting: Top GoalScorer, QuarterFinal / SemiFinal Odds

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The quarter-finals of Euro 2016 began yesterday with Portugal beating Poland by way of penalties in the first of four big-stakes matches across France. Ricardo Quaresma, who scored the winning goal in his side’s last 16 clash against Croatia, bagged the crucial spotkick after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s kick was saved.

Portugal outlasts Poland in penalty shootout to reach Euro semifinals

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Both sides came into Thursday afternoon's clash undefeated at this summer's Euro 2016, but it took an additional half hour and penalty kicks to finally separate the quarterfinalists.

Ricardo Quaresma's final penalty kick sent Portugal through to the next round after defeating Poland, 1-1 (5-3 on penalty kicks).

Poland takes on Portugal for spot in Euro 2016 semis

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Portugal hasn'tbeen at itsbest throughout Euro 2016, but Cristiano Ronaldo and co. can book a semifinal spot in Thursday'sclash with Poland.

After narrowly edging Croatia in the Round of 16, Portugal takes on Robert Lewandowski's Poland on Thursday at theStade Vélodrome. The Polish are also coming off a narrow win of their own, having topped Switzerland, 5-4, on penalty kicks to reach the current stage.

Euro 2016: Ronaldo vs Lewandowski - The battle of two great forwards

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When Poland take on Portugal in the first quarterfinal at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, the whole world will keep an eye on two of the finest forwards of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.

Ronaldo started his career as a winger who operated mainly from the right. He had (and still has) a frightening pace and used to torment defenders with his dazzling skills.

Real Madrid star to score the opening goal? Poland vs Portugal: Predicted XI, betting odds, live stream

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kickoff: 20:00 BST

Venue: Stade Velodrome in Marseille

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

All eyes will be on two great forwards of the modern era – Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski – when Poland meet Portugal on Thursday at Stade Velodrome.

Previews and predictions for Euro 2016 quarterfinals

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Here are previews and projections for the four quarterfinals at Euro 2016 in France.

Poland v. Portugal

Poland didn't exactly set the world alight in their Round of 16 shootout win over Switzerland, but Portugal and Croatia combined to put it to sleep.

Four games into their Euro 2016 campaign, Fernando Santos' side still doesn't have a win in normal time.

Previews and predictions for Euro 2016 quarterfinals

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Here are previews and projections for the four quarterfinals at Euro 2016 in France.

Poland v. Portugal

Poland didn't exactly set the world alight in their Round of 16 shootout win over Switzerland, but Portugal and Croatia combined to put it to sleep.

Four games into their Euro 2016 campaign, Fernando Santos' side still doesn't have a win in normal time.

Portugal vs Poland, Euro 2016 Quarter-Final: Three Key Battles

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Portugal will play Poland at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille in the first of the four quarter-final ties at Euro 2016 in France, with a semi-final against either Wales or Belgium up for grabs for the winner.

Both sides failed to win their respective Euro groups in the first round, with Poland finishing second behind fellow quarter-finalists Germany in Group C and Portugal qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams, with both Hungary and Iceland above them in Group F.

Ronaldo, Lewandowski face off for Euros semis spot

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Marseille (AFP) Two of Europe's most prolific marksmen go head-to-head as Robert Lewandowski aims to end Cristiano Ronaldo's dreams of landing an international trophy when Poland meet Portugal in a Euro 2016 quarter-final clash on Thursday.

Ronaldo is just one goal away from even more European championship history by matching French legend Michel Platini's record mark of nine goals in the finals.

Euro 2016: Arsenal Midfielder costs Switzerland in penalty shootout defeat

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Poland are the first team to book their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 with a penalty shootout win over Switzerland in Saint-Étienne this afternoon.

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes before Arsenal’s new signing Granit Xhaka missed the only penalty in the shootout.

Arsenal midfielder misses penalty as Poland beat Switzerland

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka missed from the spot as Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 on penalties in the round of 16 knockout tie at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne.

Poland made a bright start to the game and should have got an early opening goal, after Milik missed from 18 yards out, although he had an open net to score.

Euro 2016: Xherdan Shaqiri Lights Up Last 16 Opener With Amazing Acrobatic Goal Against Poland (Video)

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Just as the first Euro 2016 last-16 game was beginning tobubble under, Xherdan Shaqiri scored an absolutely terrific goal to notch an equaliser against Poland.

After a long, long period of nothing much,the ball suddenly sat up on the edge of the area and, without pausing for though, Shaqiri walloped it into the bottom corner with a magnificent piece of acrobatic ingenuity.

Euro 2016 Saturday: Arsenal's €25m target vs Polish gladiator, key battles

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Switzerland take on Poland in the Round of 16 knockout tie at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne on Saturday. The Swiss were far from convincing in their group stage games but did enough to qualify to the next round, remaining unbeaten throughout.

Poland have a good record against the Swiss, having lost just once in their last 10 meetings.

Mesut Ozil and brilliant Jerome Boateng among top five players in Euro 2016 Group C

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Switzerland vs Poland: Arsenal star to start, Possible starting XI, Live Stream, Betting Odds

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: 25th June, 2016

Time: 14:00 pm BST

Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Switzerland take on Poland in the round of 16 knockout clash at Euro 2016 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

Euro 2016 Daily: Germany win Group C; Northern Ireland progress; fans clash

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World champions Germany won Group C last night with a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland. The result was enough for Northern Ireland to qualify as one of the best third-place teams, whilst Poland qualify as runners-up.

Joachim Löw’s side had yet to hit the top of their game like they did in Brazil two years ago but the scoreline at the Parc des Princes certainly didn’t reflect the game as Germany dominated the game from start to finish.

The Rest

What if coaching isn’t the problem?

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A coaching change would be one of the easiest changes to make, but would it work?