Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 by Dailymail283 hits
Top of the group, unbeaten in 11 games under Roy Hodgson, a point away from home, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet again, so why did this not feel like the best of times for England? Perhaps because we can see what is coming. There is a moment of reckoning. It may occur later in the season against Montenegro, or in the tournament itself in two summers’ time, but England cannot continue...Full Story »
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 by YAHOO Sport28 hits
WARSAW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - England missed the chance to go three points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group H when they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Poland on Wednesday. Wayne Rooney's header via his shoulder from a Steven Gerrard corner just after the half hour mark put the visitors ahead but defender Kamil Glik levelled for the Poles, also heading home a corner with 20 minutes...Full Story »
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 by Goal.com211 hits
Roy Hodgson's men were nearly as damp as the Warsaw pitch on the night before as Kamil Glik equalised to earn a share of the points for the largely superior home side Twenty hours later than planned, England's World Cup 2014 qualifier away in Poland produced an equally less-than-ideal performance to earn a 1-1 draw. Wayne Rooney's scrappy goal from a first-half corner was canceled out by Kam...Full Story »
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by TheFA.com548 hits
Evergreen Steven Gerrard says there's no nerves ahead of his 99th cap For a cricketer they call it the nervous 90s, but when Steven Gerrard leads out England in Warsaw to win his 99th cap tonight, his primary emotion is likely to be pride. Skipper Gerrard will end the game tantalisingly close to joining the 'century club', which at present includes just five players in Peter Shilton, David B...Full Story »
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Dailymail381 hits
Roy Hodgson has welcomed the selection problems handed to him after Friday night's victory over San Marino as he prepares to pick his England team to face Poland on Tuesday night. England's 5-0 win at Wembley came despite the absence of a number of Hodgson's more experienced players, and he now has some thinking to do ahead of the trip to Warsaw. 'We try to utilise the squad for the two ga...Full Story »
Posted Monday, October 15, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com31 hits
Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand have both been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier with Poland in Warsaw on Tuesday. The pair missed Friday's win over San Marino but boss Roy Hodgson was hoping they would be available for the crucial second game of the current double-header. However, after reporting to England's Watford training base this afternoon [Sunday], it has been de...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, October 14, 2012 by Dailymail256 hits
Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier in Poland on Tuesday with a bruised lung following his horrific clash with San Marino keeper Aldo Simoncini. Walcott, 23, who had trouble breathing in the aftermath of the injury but was hoping to be discharged from hospital on Saturday night, has been ordered to rest for two weeks, ruling him out of Arsenal's League games again...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, October 14, 2012 by Dailymail230 hits
Poland's warrior centre-forward Robert Lewandowski has promised to cut Joe Hart down to size on Tuesday night. The Borussia Dortmund striker was frustrated by Hart's wonder show for Manchester City in their recent Champions League clash. But Lewandowski, who carries much of Poland's World Cup goal threat against England, played down Hart's importance in that 1-1 draw at The Etihad and doub...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, October 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport13 hits
England winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifying clash with Poland due to a chest injury. The Arsenal attacker was replaced by Aaron Lennon 10 minutes into the Three Lions' win over San Marino on Friday, following a challenge from goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini which Roy Hodgson later described as "reckless". The 23-year-old subsequently spent the night in hospital a...Full Story »
Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by YAHOO Sport98 hits
WARSAW, Poland (AP) A 21-year-old Irish soccer fan has gone missing while in Poland for the European Championship, local police said Tuesday. James Nolan of Blessington, County Wicklow, was last seen early Sunday in the northern city of Bydgoszcz after watching games in fan zones and visiting local bars with a group of Irish friends. Police spokeswoman Monika Chlebicz said that friends realize...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by Goal.com58 hits
Poland coach Franciszek Smuda has confirmed that he will leave his post after failing to guide the host nation beyond the group stage of Euro 2012. The hosts followed up draws with Greece and Russia with a defeat to Czech Republic on Saturday, and the former Lech Poznan coach revealed that he will step down when his contract officially expires at the end of the tournament. Looking back on hi...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by Goal.com75 hits
Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech expressed delight that his side kept their fate in their own hands by defeating Poland 1-0 on Saturday to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. The Czechs started the day looking like they would need just a point to reach the last eight, but as Greece took the lead against Russia on the stroke of half-time it meant that victory over Poland became imperative. ...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com223 hits
Petr Jiracek's second-half goal ensured the Czech Republic squeaked into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 as co-hosts Poland suffered an early exit. Outplayed for the majority of the first half, the Czechs were seemingly stung into action after Greece took a half-time lead against Russia in the other Group A game in Warsaw. That result left Michal Bilek's men needing all three points to reach...Full Story »
Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport17 hits
Injured Czech captain Tomas Rosicky misses out on the decisive Euro 2012 Group A clash against Poland on Saturday, replaced by Daniel Kolar in the creative role behind striker Milan Baros. As expected, Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, available after a one-match ban for a red card against Greece, was left out in favor of his replacement Przemyslaw Tyton. Poland coach Franciszek Smuda...Full Story »
Posted Saturday, June 16, 2012 by Sky Sport402 hits
Poland and the Czech Republic both have injury concerns over influential players ahead of their crunch Group A encounter on Saturday. Having drawn their opening two games against Greece and Russia 1-1, Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland must win in order to qualify for the quarter-finals. However, the Poles have several fitness worries, with midfielder Eugen Polanski among the walking wounded due to ...Full Story »
Posted Friday, June 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport9 hits
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Nearly two dozen hooligans have been convicted in fast-track trials for their role in violent clashes when Poland and Russia faced off in an emotionally charged European Championship match earlier this week, court officials said Thursday. The trials in connection with Tuesday's disturbances are meant to show that Poland is serious about its policy of zero tolerance for viole...Full Story »
Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Dailymail981 hits
Wayne Rooney showed off his latest look at England training today after shaving the sides of his head. The striker, who is banned for Friday's second Group D match against Sweden, is desperate to rejoin the team. He will have to wait until Tuesday's potential qualifying decider against co-hosts Ukraine in Donetsk. Hair we go: Wayne Rooney reveals his new razor sharp look at England's traini...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Goal.com55 hits
The captain was frustrated as his side failed to hang on to a lead against the co-hosts but still only need a point from their final group game to secure a place in the last eight Russia captain Andrey Arshavin has blamed tiredness for his side’s inability to seal all three points against Poland as the co-hosts came from behind to snatch a draw in Warsaw. Dick Advocaat’s side too...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Goal.com22 hits
Alan Dzagoev believes that Russia should have triumphed over Poland after the two rivals played out a pulsating 1-1 draw in Warsaw. The 21-year-old nodded home Andrey Arshavin's free-kick in the first half to give Russia the lead against the run of play. But midway through the second period, Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski unleashed a stunning strike to grab a deserved point for the co-hosts. ...Full Story »
Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Dailymail2088 hits
Riot police fired plastic bullets and tear gas to quell violent scenes here as the Euro 2012 venue became a battleground for football hooligans. Parts of Warsaw were turned into a bloodbath as Polish and Russian fans clashed ahead of their 1-1 draw in Group A. On the march: Approximately 5,000 Russia fans make their way to Warsaw's National Stadium On the charge: Polish police forces spri...Full Story »
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