Matusiak makes Poland cut
Monday 11 February 2008
by Pawel Dimow
Radoslaw Matusiak is back in the Poland set-up (©Getty Images)
Poland coach Leo Beenhakker has named Ekstraklasa players only in his 18-man squad for the friendly against Estonia on 27 February.
An exclusively home-based selection features 26-year-old striker Radosław Matusiak, who has just returned to the Polish league by joining leaders Wisła Kraków on loan from SC Heerenveen. Matusiak and Górnik Zabrze midfielder Konrad Gołoś, 25, are the only players involved who missed this month's Cyprus friendlies against Finland and the Czech Republic – games that were won 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.
"The regulations allow only six substitutions for a friendly and that is why I have picked a squad of 18. The Ekstraklasa-based Dariusz Dudka, Wojciech Łobodziński and Rafał Murawski are not selected as they are tried-and-tested players who have shown they can play at international level. I would like to give a chance to other young players," Beenhakker said. The match will be staged in Wronki.
Goalkeepers: Sebastian Przyrowski (Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski), Bartosz Fabiniak (Widzew Łódź).
Defenders: Adam Kokoszka (Wisła Kraków), Marcin Kuś (Korona Kielce), Tomasz Lisowski (Widzew Łódź), Michał Pazdan (Górnik Zabrze), Mariusz Pawelec (Górnik Zabrze), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warszawa).
Midfielders: Łukasz Garguła (GKS Bełchatów), Michał Goliński (Zagłębie Lubin), Konrad Gołoś (Górnik Zabrze), Kamil Grosicki (Legia Warszawa), Piotr Kuklis (Widzew Łódź), Radosław Majewski (Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski), Marek Zieńczuk (Wisła Kraków).
Forwards: Radosław Matusiak (Wisła Kraków), Dawid Nowak (GKS Bełchatów), Tomasz Zahorski (Górnik Zabrze).
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