A trial of dozens of football officials and players charged with fixing Polish league games opened on Wednesday in Wroclaw.
Meanwhile, the new board of the Polish Football Association held its first session in Warsaw, amid hopes that its new president, player great Zbigniew Boniek, will herald a corruption-free era. Continue reading
Poland’s premier spared his sports minister on Wednesday over the postponement of a World Cup qualifier with England, saying she was not directly liable for the failure to close the roof ahead of heavy rain. Continue reading
The Polish government has begun an inquiry into the embarrassing delay of this week’s Poland-England World Cup qualifier because the open stadium roof allowed rain to waterlog the field. Continue reading
Roy Hodgson’s team played as if in dressing gowns and seemed haunted by past setbacks for Alf Ramsey and Graham Taylor
After watching their dishevelled 1-1 draw in Poland on Wednesday it was even harder to believe that there used to be a time when hardly anyone imagined that England would fail to qualify for a World Cup. Such things simply did not happen. Continue reading
England’s World Cup qualifier against Poland descended into farce yesterday after the Polish FA (PZPN) ignored weather forecasts and left the roof of the stadium open, with a five-hour pre-match deluge forcing a postponement of last night’s match until 4pm UK time today. Continue reading
Farce followed heavy rain in descending on Warsaw on Tuesday as Poland’s World Cup Group H qualifier against England was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch after officials failed to close the national stadium’s roof. Continue reading
Telegraph Sport recalls five of the most memorable games between England and Poland ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Warsaw. Continue reading
Ex-international Zbigniew Boniek is to run for the post of boss of Poland’s football association, allies say, setting up the prospect of a new clash of the icons with embattled incumbent and fellow former star Grzegorz Lato.
Boniek announced his plans at a closed-door meeting of Polish regional football chiefs, Poland’s PAP news agency reported. Continue reading
When, midway through Tuesday night’s match, the Polish captain, Jakub Blaszczykowski, controlled the ball, strode forward a couple of yards and, from well outside the penalty area, struck a magnificent, unstoppable hammer of a shot that fizzed into the top corner of the Russian net, the response around me in the centre of Sopot was not immediate. Continue reading