Poland national football team

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The Poland national football team (Reprezentacja Polski w piłce nożnej) is the men's football team that has represented Poland in international competitions since its first match in 1921.wikipedia
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1982 FIFA World Cup

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The country's best result is a bronze medal which Poland won in 1974 and 1982, with this era being regarded as the golden era of Polish international football. At the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Poland were drawn in a group with Italy, Cameroon and Peru.
In Group 1, newcomers Cameroon held both Poland and Italy to draws, and were denied a place in the next round on the basis of having scored fewer goals than Italy (the sides had an equal goal difference).

1974 FIFA World Cup

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The country's best result is a bronze medal which Poland won in 1974 and 1982, with this era being regarded as the golden era of Polish international football.
Poland, meanwhile, took maximum points from a group containing two of the favourites for the tournament.

Brazil national football team

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Poland has competed at eight FIFA World Cups with their first appearance being in 1938 where they were eliminated by Brazil. In the round of sixteen, Poland were eliminated after suffering a 4–0 defeat to Brazil.
After the international retirement of Pelé and other stars from the 1970 squad, Brazil was not able to overcome the Netherlands at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, and finished in fourth place after losing the third place game to Poland.

Ernst Wilimowski

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Ernest Wilimowski, who played for Ruch Chorzów at the time, scored four of Poland's five goals, which to date is one of the most impressive individual performances in the history of the World Cup.
He ranks among the best goalscorers in the history of both the Poland national team and Polish club football.

Brazil v Poland (1938 FIFA World Cup)

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The White and Red got to the extra time, only then losing 5–6.
Brazil v Poland was a football match held during the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France and still remembered by many Polish fans as Poland's first ever FIFA World Cup match.

Kazimierz Górski

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Kazimierz Górski was named head coach of the national team.
Kazimierz Klaudiusz Górski (2 March 1921 – 23 May 2006) was a coach of Poland national football team and honorary president of Polish Football Union (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej, PZPN).

1938 FIFA World Cup

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Poland has competed at eight FIFA World Cups with their first appearance being in 1938 where they were eliminated by Brazil.

Włodzimierz Lubański

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The game marked the debut for Włodzimierz Lubański.
Włodzimierz 'Włodek' Leonard Lubański (born 28 February 1947 in Gliwice-Sośnica) is a former Polish football striker, the second all-time highest goal scorer for the Polish national team.

UEFA Euro 2016

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At the UEFA European Championship, Poland's best result was a quarter-finals appearance at the 2016 tournament before losing to Portugal.
* Xherdan Shaqiri (vs Poland)

Ruch Chorzów

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Ernest Wilimowski, who played for Ruch Chorzów at the time, scored four of Poland's five goals, which to date is one of the most impressive individual performances in the history of the World Cup.
On 4 July 1926 Józef Sobota, before 1920 a BBC's player, became the first Ruch's player (and the fourth from Upper Silesia) of the Polish National Team, who also scored a goal (against Estonia).

Hungary national football team

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Poland would play its first official international match on 18 December 1921 in Budapest, where the side lost to Hungary 1–0.
In the first match Hungary beat Poland but in the second round they lost to Egypt.

1982 FIFA World Cup Group 1

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At the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Poland were drawn in a group with Italy, Cameroon and Peru.
The group consisted of four teams: Seeded team Poland, two-time World Cup winners Italy, Peru and World Cup debutants Cameroon.

Haiti national football team

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Poland thrashed Haiti 7–0 in their second game.
It was their only appearance in 1974, where they were beaten in the opening group stage by its other three teams, who were all pre-tournament favorites; Italy, Poland, and Argentina.

Portugal national football team

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At the UEFA European Championship, Poland's best result was a quarter-finals appearance at the 2016 tournament before losing to Portugal. At the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Poland were drawn into a group with England, Morocco and Portugal.
Portugal faced tough competition from the strong Poland team for the place in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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In 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Poland finished top of the qualifying group; with 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.
Europe's automatic qualifying berths were taken by Poland, West Germany, Portugal, England, Northern Ireland, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Soviet Union and Spain.

Morocco national football team

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At the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Poland were drawn into a group with England, Morocco and Portugal.
Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and England.

1982 FIFA World Cup Group A

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The first two games were consecutive 0–0 draws with Italy and Cameroon, but the final group game of the first round ended in a 5–1 win for Poland, meaning they would advance to the second round as group winners.
The group consisted of three teams advancing from the first group stage: Group 1 winners Poland, Group 3 winners Belgium and Group 6 runners-up the Soviet Union.

Cameroon national football team

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At the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Poland were drawn in a group with Italy, Cameroon and Peru.
Cameroon was drawn into Group 1 with eventual winners Italy, Poland, and Peru.

Denmark national football team

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Poland suffered the worst defeat in the team's history on 26 April 1948 with a 0–8 loss to the Danish side.
But following the discovery that Dane Per Frimann was not eligible for the team's 2–0 win over Poland, Denmark was penalised the points of the win, and subsequently did not have enough points to qualify.

1986 FIFA World Cup knockout stage

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In the round of sixteen, Poland were eliminated after suffering a 4–0 defeat to Brazil.

Czechoslovakia national football team

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The biggest success in the early years after the war was the victory against one of Europe's best at the time, Czechoslovakia.
The nation entered the World Cup for the first time in 1934, and won its qualifier against Poland after its neighbour withdrew following a 2–1 Czechoslovak win in the first leg.

1990 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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In 1990 World Cup qualifying, Poland finished 3rd in the qualifying group, behind Sweden and England, on 5 points with two wins, one draw and three defeats.

1986 FIFA World Cup Group F

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At the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Poland were drawn into a group with England, Morocco and Portugal.
Morocco surprisingly topped the group, joined in the second round by England and Poland.

UEFA Euro 2008

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Overall they have competed in three European Championships with their debut being in 2008.

Tunisia national football team

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Grzegorz Lato continued his scoring ways with the only goal in the 1–0 win over African side Tunisia in the second game.
As for the Olympic Games, the results were very poor in the first game and despite the opening of the scoring by Kerrit in the third minute, but the Polish team returned in the game and won 6–1.