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Austria - Poland | 12/06/08 20H45

Austria - Poland
Vienna - Ernst Happel

Well already an eliminating game for both team. The winner will still have a big chance to qualify.
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Alright. Poland's turn to shine.

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Pretty much torn over this.

I'd like Don Leo and Smoli to do well but on the other hand, I'd also like to see one of the hosts make it to the next round.


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Pretty much torn over this.

I'd like Don Leo and Smoli to do well but on the other hand, I'd also like to see one of the hosts make it to the next round.
They had their chance but they are some the most weakest hosts to date. Impressive up to now in a way but still who cares. Just cuz u host doesn't mean u deserve to go far.

Whatever Austria does here...wont matter cuz Germans will tear em up last game. And Poland should do the same.p
Stick to ur Dutch optimism instead. Cheer for Leo and Smoli lol
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thanks for the crappy article lol
not much to say about Poland.
wats there to say i guess lol
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On a side note.
Both Austria and Poland are Euro Championship Virgins. First time ever coming into this tournament.
I guess you can say Croatia and Germany popped our cherries at our first game.
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Someones out to get our coach during training

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No margin for error in Vienna
by Trevor Haylett from Vienna

Both Austria and Poland will walk a tightrope at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion knowing that one false move could lead to their early departure from UEFA EURO 2008™.

'Optimistic by nature'
For Austria the situation is arguably more acute. Prior to this tournament, Belgium in 2000 had been the only host nation since 1980 not to progress from the group stage and they will be desperate not to follow neighbours Switzerland in suffering early elimination. Coach Josef Hickersberger said: "This will be a decisive match for both teams, we both have to win in order to have a chance of moving up to the quarter-finals. Of course [failure to qualify] would be a great disappointment for myself, the team, each individual player and all Austria. I'm not going to speculate about disasters because I am optimistic by nature and I believe we will still have a chance [of making progress] after the game with Poland."

Inspiring subs
Both teams, who are making their first appearance at a UEFA European Championship final tournament, began their Group B campaigns with defeat. Austria were undone by a fourth-minute penalty against Croatia but there was enough improvement in their second-half display to inspire hope of a different result this time. The coach is mulling over changes and both Ivica Vastic and Ümit Korkmaz, who revitalised the team as substitutes, are in contention for starting roles. Poland are in the same position and Hickersberger has impressed on the Austrian supporters that they will be difficult opponents. "They qualified for the World Cup in 2006 and for this tournament they qualified ahead of Portugal so they're very strong. But we're convinced we have a team that is able not only to play well but also to win."

'Higher expectations'

According to Hickersberger, expectations may weigh more heavily on Poland because of their greater experience of major finals. "In Austria we are realistic," the Austria coach added. "We know the international position we currently hold. Nevertheless we set ourselves ambitious goals and as long as we can still reach those goals we will believe in our chances. For Poland it is a different situation – they have to meet higher expectations." Austria's opponents, however, went down 2-0 to Germany on Sunday and lost captain Maciej Żurawski to a muscle injury while Mariusz Lewandowski is struggling with an ankle problem, so Roger Guerreiro and Marek Saganowski stand by to deputise.

Home effect
Hickersberger's opposite number, Leo Beenhakker, has also warned his side to beware the "home effect" that may rouse Austria to greater heights. "Many times in tournaments we've seen the host team playing at a much higher level based on the atmosphere around the team and among the people," he said. "We see it in every discipline in sport and in the Olympics when the home nation picks up the most prizes. This is a match to stay in the tournament so from that regard we're almost doing the same job as coaches. The two teams are very similar in that the strongest element is the team itself. Neither of us have a [Thierry] Henry or a [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, players who can make the difference in a game, but that doesn't mean we don't have good players."
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it will be a tight game in my opinion, Austria need to do better in creating some chances, they look fit and determined but really outside of set pieces and long range efforts they never really challenged on goal. Poland will probably win 2:0, which isn't good for Croatia

ideally, I'd like this match to end in a draw, maybe even Austria win, but who knows the tricks the Germans and Austrians will pull off in the final match
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Ernst Happel Stadium - Vienna Austria 20:45 June 12

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Lewandowski is doubtful for tomorrow's match?


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/st...545564&cc=5901

Lets hope he heals more and can come in later. Else better to save him for the Croatia match(that if we win this one at least).

Too many injuries in this tournament except for those teams that are solely dominating their matches.
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Good luck Poland I'll root for you, hope you win this one. You always qualify to the final stages but then fail.Maybe for starters Poland will win today


Poland - Austria 1:0 (Smolarek)
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Our squad for today match:
Boruc - Zewlakow,Jop,Bak,Wasilewski - Krzynowek,Dudka,Lewandowski,Smolarek - Roger,Saganowski

three change:
Golanski->Jop (who 'll play DC, Zewlakow go to left side)
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Lobodzinski->Saganowski (Smolarek right wing, Saganowski striker)
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Mariusz Pudziankowski is funny as hell p

he always screams "Polska duro" or something like that
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Trainer champions of Europe, not left to dry thread taktyce Beenhakkera
Przegląd Sportowy/MM /08:25 Review of Sports / MM / 08:25

In the match against Austrians will be more difficult than we thought. Our help is one of the best in Europe tactically,says Otto Rehhagel. Our competitors helps because one of the best tactics in Europe, Otto Rehhagel. Selekcjoner reprezentacji Grecji oglądał mecz Polaków z Niemcami i na prośbę austriackiej federacji (OFB) rozpracował biało-czerwonych. Selekcjoner representation of Greece watched the match with the Germans and Poles at the request of the Austrian federation (OFB) rozpracował white and red. Na taktyce, wymyślonej przez Leo Beenhakkera, nie zostawił suchej nitki. On taktyce, imaginary by Leo Beenhakkera, left not a dry thread.
Rehhagel swoje dane i spostrzeżenia przekazał Williemu Ruttensteinerowi, skautowi pracującemu w OFB. Rehhagel their data and observations transmitted Williemu Ruttensteinerowi, skautowi working for the OFB. Zapoznał się już z nimi selekcjoner Austriaków Josef Hickersberger. Already acquainted with them selekcjoner Austrians Josef Hickersberger. Pod wpływem Rehhagela ma zmienić nieco taktykę na czwartkowy mecz. Under the influence of Rehhagela has to change tactics slightly on Thursday match. Informację tę potwierdza dziennik "Osterreich" który ma bardzo dobre kontakty z szefami austriackiej federacji. This information confirms the journal "Osterreich" which has very good contacts with the heads of the Austrian federation.

Co konkretnie powiedział Rehhagel działaczowi OFB? What specifically said Rehhagel działaczowi OFB? Austriacy nie mają się czego bać, że Polacy nie są do tego turnieju odpowiednio przygotowani pod względem taktycznym, że jest zaskoczony liczbą błędów, jakie popełnił Beenhakker. Austrians do not have a feel of what to fear that the Poles are not for this tournament adequately prepared in terms of tactical, it is surprised by the number of errors it committed Beenhakker.
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Roger cooks up Poland scheme

Thursday 12 June 2008
Roger cooks up Poland scheme
by Aidan Fitzmaurice from Bad Waltersdorf

Midfielder Roger Guerreiro dreams of scoring a goal for his adopted Poland against Brazil, his native country, in the FIFA World Cup some day. But for now, the 26-year-old is focused on helping Poland out of UEFA EURO 2008™ Group B as he targets his first competitive international start.

Vital game

Poland lost their opening game against Germany 2-0, so need a good result against co-hosts Austria in Vienna. The Sao Paulo-born Roger, who joined Legia Warszawa in 2006, qualified for Polish citizenship in April before making his debut against Albania on 27 May, knows how important today's match is, for the two teams. "It's vital – not only Poland but Austria as well lost their first game and this match will be decisive for both," Roger said. "Whoever loses will effectively say goodbye to the tournament. Therefore I think it will be an open game with a lot of chances, and whoever makes fewer mistakes and better use of their opportunities will take the victory. I hope that will be Poland."

Hopeful signs
The former SC Corinthians Paulista and CR Flamengo man replaced the injured Maciej Żurawski at half-time against Germany and could start in the captain's stead tonight. Roger is taking heart from that first performance. "We might have lost to Germany, but we played on an equal level with them," he said. "Of course there were some details that decided the match in Germany's favour, and I think against Austria it will be the same. They might not have the same technical skills as Germany, but Austria compensate for that with physical strength and fighting spirit. We have to show the same will and try to play our own game, so we can pinch the win."

Polish pride
Roger also predicts goals at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion – and is particularly keen to find the net on the international stage. "I must admit that I have joked with my friends about playing against Brazil and scoring against them," Roger said. "Poland have helped me a lot in my career. Going there opened doors for me in Europe. I had a short stay in Spain [with RC Celta de Vigo] but Poland gave me the chance to stay and play in Europe. Now I am defending the colours of Poland. Playing against Brazil might cause me mixed feelings, but I would give my best for Poland and try to score a goal to make our fans happy."
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