Poland to face Estonia in the semi-finals of the European Championships qualifying play-offs
After Tuesday's qualifying matches for next year's European Championships final tournament, the Polish national team opponent in the semi-final of the play-offs was announced. Poland will play against Estonia, who competed in the 2022/2023 Nations League in Division D.
Marcin Bułka: I was really looking forward to my debut
Marcin Bułka was one of three Polish national team players to make his debut in the friendly match against Latvia. The goalkeeper, who performed excellently in the French league, entered the pitch in the second half. During this time, he managed to demonstrate his skills. After nine matches without conceding a goal in autumn, he added another - this time for the national team.
Michal Probierz: This is another step towards building the team
From the first minute of the match, we wanted to play aggressively and set a high pace. It was important that we scored a goal quickly. There was also a bit of indecision creeping into our game, we stopped the pressing for some moments, but it's normal that when playing high-press, things can happen in defence, said Poland's national team manager Michał Probierz after the friendly against Latvia.
Ending the year with a victory. Poland defeated Latvia at PGE Narodowy
The Polish national team defeated Latvia 2:0 in a friendly match played at the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw. The goals were scored by Przemyslaw Frankowski and Robert Lewandowski. For Poland, it was the last match of the year. The national team's next match is in March in the play-offs for the 2024 European Championship final tournament. Poland will face Estonia at home as part of the path A play-off semi-finals.
Poland's draw with the Czech Republic means no direct promotion to next year's EURO
The Polish national team drew 1:1 with the Czech Republic during a EURO qualifiers match. This outcome means the Polish team will not secure direct promotion to next year's EURO. The goal for Poland was scored by Jakub Piotrowski; the away team responded with a goal by Tomas Souck. The Polish team, led by Michał Probierz, will play one more match this year — a friendly against Latvia.
Michał Probierz: We can't change everything in five minutes
"Our problem in this match was the missed opportunities. In terms of our attitude to the match, commitment, determination, I have nothing to reproach the players for. There was a lack of finishing touches, of dotting the i's and crossing the t's. Now I am faced with the task of picking the players who will ensure our victory in the next game, and if we do not get direct qualification, proper preparation for the play-offs," said the Polish national team head coach Michał Probierz after the game against Moldova, which ended in a 1:1 draw.