The Polish national team will return to the field in March 2023, where it will compete for points in the European Championship qualifiers. The players of Fernando Santos, who was signed a few days ago, will first play a match against the Czech Republic in Prague, and then in Warsaw (or in another Polish city, the case is still open due to a glitch in PGE Narodowy) against Albania.
The next match is scheduled for June 20 – in Chişinău we will face Moldova. And before this trip, another match will be organized.
The sparring with Germany?
We are talking about a social gathering, which, according to preliminary plans, will take place during the training camp in June. The sparring will take place in Warsaw, provided of course that the capital facility is fully operational with services. However, the background information is different: According to Interia’s findings, PZPN is in advanced talks with the German DFB.
If this succeeds – which is a good chance – it will be the return of the Germans to the Polish capital after nine years. At the National Stadium, in the match in 2014, the players under the leadership of Adam Nowaska defeated the world champions 2: 0. Since then, the Poles have played against Germany twice, but each time away from home. In 2015 in Frankfurt we lost 1: 3, and in 2016 in Paris – during the European Championships – we tied 0: 0.
Farewell to the legend
The arrival of the Germans will also be a unique opportunity to say goodbye to Jakub Błaszczykowski. As we managed to find out, a scenario is being considered according to which the 37-year-old winger appears in the match against Hans-Dieter Flick for the 109th and last time. The June date appears to be the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to the former Borussia Dortmund and Fiorentina player, and now a Wisla Krakow player.
It is true that Błaszczykowski has been fighting for his return to the field for several months and is undergoing grueling rehabilitation, but there are many indications that in June he will be able to appear on the field at least symbolically. And in such gracious circumstances – with the full stands of PGE Narodowy – to see off the fans and the national team.
Sebastian Staszewski, Intria
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