#CZEPOL LIVE | Updated overview of the day
Our players had a great start to the qualification!
Kuchta also contributed to the great atmosphere
Half-time ends 2: 0
A fairy tale in Eden! Krejci and Cvančara surprised the Polish national team
Last chance to warm up
The Poles are on the spot
Poland’s starting line-up
Czech Republic starting line-up
Eden is ready
Polish fans have been properly preparing for the match during the day
Our U20 defeated Poland 0::1
A look into the past
Lewandowski came on in the 59th minute and celebrated his first goal for the national team in the 67th
Poland’s footballers take a short walk around Prague
Highlight of the last game between the two sides, decided by Jankto
Programme for those who are going to the match earlier
Poland’s captain has scored 78 goals in 138 matches for the national team. For Santos, he is certainly an adequate replacement for Ronaldo, whom he had in the Portuguese national team
Santos will make his debut with the Portuguese national team after a long time with Poland
But for now, he radiates great calm and good humour
Jaroslav Šilhavy nominated 6 newcomers. Who will be in the starting line-up?
The Poles have arrived in Prague
Soucek is well aware of Poland’s strength
Czech Republic and Poland are the clear favourites in Group E. They will be joined by Moldova, Albania and Faroe Islands. Only Albania could have a say in the final standings, otherwise both teams should have no problem advancing.
The first two teams will advance directly, so even a loss to Poland would not be a disaster for the Czech team. However, a good start to the qualification would certainly come in handy.
But Poland is certainly not an easy team to start. Moreover, the World Cup participant in Qatar has a new coach, Portuguese Fernando Santos, who won the first ever trophy for the Iberian country with Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
The main star is logically Robert Lewandowski, the Barcelona sharpshooter. But it is also worth mentioning the very fit Piotr Zielinski of Naples and Wojciech Szczeszny of Juventus.
Poland’s defence, on the other hand, is falling apart. The main stoppers Kamil Glik and Jan Bednarek will be unavailable due to injury, Santos cannot count on another stopper Kamil Piatkowski. To make matters worse, Napoli right back Bartosz Bereszynski is also out.
Moreover, the Czech Republic is very strong at home. They have lost only one of their last 13 games and boast an 8-4-1 record. It lost only to Portugal, but earned a draw against Spain or Belgium.
Moreover, Jaroslav Šilhavy’s charges will not want to spoil the proud record of the Czech national team, i.e. the fact that the Czechs have not missed a single European Championship since they became an independent country.
Considering the strength of the Czech footballers on home soil and the disintegrated defence of Poland, which will also be playing under a new coach for the first time, I think the Czechs will win.
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