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Poland Travel Notes -- Kraków is in the south of Poland. A road and rail network connects it with Warsaw and other Polish cities, as well as with with Prague. Find out more about Poland @ Travel Notes.

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Poland qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on October 8th, 2005.

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Poland in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Poland's 7th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Poland's Best World Cup Performance

Third at Germany 1974 and Spain 1982.

Poland World Cup Preparations

Poland Team Hotel

Gilde Sporthotel Fuchsbachtal - Poland World Cup Finals Base
Gilde Sporthotel Fuchsbachtal:
Bergstrasse 54, Barsinghausen.
Like Paraguay, Poland are not interested in a luxury stay at an historic Castle during the World Cup Finals, rather they've chosen the Sportschule Barsinghausen Gilde, near Hannover, as their base.

Hotels in Hannover:
Hannover would be a good base for Polish fans, during the group phase at least. Poland play their last game in Hannover, while both Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen are only a couple of hours away by train, or easily reached by motorway. Fans can also reach Barsinghausen by S-Bahn in half an hour and the # 501 bus goes from the station to the Sporthotel.

Echo Hotel, Barsinghausen - Close to the Poland World Cup Camp.
If you'd rather stay in Barsinghausen, check out the Echo Hotel; a modern, friendly hotel with bright and comfortable rooms.

Poland Friendly Matches

Lost to USA (0:1), Wednesday March 1st. (Kaiserslautern)

Beat Saudi Arabia (2:1), Tuesday 28th March. (Riyadh)
Lukasz Sosin (7) and (63).

Lost to Lithuania (0:1), Tuesday 2nd May. (Belchatow)

Beat Faroe Islands (4:0), Sunday 14th May. (Wronki)
Sebastian Mila (15), Grzegorz Rasiak (48) (84), Marek Saganowski (73).

Lost to Colombia (1:2), Tuesday 30th May. (Chorzow)
Ireneusz Jelen (90).

Beat Croatia (1:0), Saturday 3rd June. (Wolfsburg)
Ebi Smolarek (54).

Poland in the 2006 World Cup

Polish Football Association
Group A

Poland vs Ecuador in Gelsenkirchen:
Poland were short on ideas and lacked the movement needed to bring the power of Teamgeist into the spirit of play.

Germany vs Poland in Dortmund:
Poland, with ten men for the last fifteen minutes, did just about everything they could to keep Germany out; until the last minute of goalmouth drama.

Costa Rica vs Poland in Hannover:
Poland's 2006 World Cup Finals ended on a slight high, as they managed a three points consolotion prize.

Knockout Stage

Poland failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Poland World Cup Squad 2006

Poland Football Kit
Bialo-czerwoni

Goalkeepers:

1 Artur Boruc (Celtic, Scotland)
12 Tomasz Kuszczak (West Bromwich Albion, England)
22 Lukasz Fabianski (Legia Warsaw)

Defenders:

2 Mariusz Jop (FK Moscow, Russia)
3 Seweryn Gancarczyk (Metallist Charkow, Ukraine)
4 Marcin Baszczynski (Wisla Krakow)
6 Jacek Bak (Al Rayan, Qatar)
14 Michal Zewlakow (Anderlecht, Belgium)
17 Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Krakow)
18 Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine)
19 Bartosz Bosacki (Lech Poznan)

Midfielders:

5 Kamil Kosowski (Southampton, England)
7 Radoslaw Sobolewski (Wisla Krakow)
8 Jacek Krzynowek (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)
10 Miroslaw Szymkowiak (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
13 Sebastian Mila (Austria Vienna, Austria)
15 Ebi Smolarek (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)
16 Arek Radomski (Austria Vienna, Austria)
20 Piotr Giza (Cracovia)

Forwards:

9 Maciej Zurawski (Celtic, Scotland)
11 Grzegorz Rasiak (Southampton, England)
21 Ireneusz Jelen (Wisla Plock)
23 Pawel Brozek (Wisla Krakow)

Trainer:
Pawel Janas.

Players to watch:
9 Maciej Zurawski (Celtic, Scotland)
15 Ebi Smolarek (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)

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