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Football: Poland to play pre-World Cup friendly with Chile

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Grzegorz Siwicki 09.01.2018 08:30
Poland will play a pre-World Cup friendly game against Chile, the Polish Football Association (PZPN) has announced.
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The match, in the western Polish city of Poznań on June 8, will be one of four friendlies that Poland’s national football squad will play ahead of this year’s World Cup in Russia, according to the PZPN.

“We will play against a very demanding rival … from South America, in what will be another valuable test that will help us prepare for the World Cup finals” in Russia, the PZPN’s Secretary-General Maciej Sawicki said, as quoted on the association’s website.

According to an official schedule released by the PZPN in December, Poland will play two friendlies in March and another two in June.

Manager Adam Nawałka’s men will take on Nigeria on home turf in the southwestern city of Wrocław on March 23, and then play South Korea at a revamped Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, in the country’s south, on March 27.

After facing off against Chile in Poznań on June 8, Poland will play a friendly with Lithuania at the National Stadium in Warsaw on June 12.

A day later the Polish squad will depart for Russia.

Nawałka is scheduled to name the final 23-man lineup for the World Cup on June 5.

The Arłamów Hotel in the heart of the picturesque Bieszczady mountains of southeastern Poland will be the official training base for the national squad ahead of the tournament in Russia.

The Polish football players will stay at the hotel from May 28 to June 7.

Earlier, Nawałka’s men will make a trip to the coastal resort of Jurata in the north of the country for a battery-recharging stay at the local Bryza Hotel from May 21 to 26.

The World Cup in Russia will kick off on June 14 and run until July 15.

Poland will play Senegal, Colombia and Japan in the group stage of the tournament, following a draw in Moscow in early December.

Nawałka's men were drawn into a cross-continental Group H and will open their campaign against Senegal in Moscow on June 19.

Poland will take on Colombia in Kazan on June 24 and play Japan in Volgograd four days later.

Poland’s World Cup training base will be the southern Russian resort of Sochi.


Source: PAP

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