COACH: Franciszek Smuda
WORLD RANKING: 65
QUALIFIED: As hosts
BEST EURO FINISH: Group Stage (2008)
PLAYING STYLE: Counter-attack
STRENGTHS: They’re at home with big support behind them – and the hosts normally do better than expected.
WEAKNESSES: They lack real world-class quality – and this is only their second European Championships ever.
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Up-and-at-‘em striker whose goals have fired Borussia Dortmund to the German title. Some say he’s selfish, others say he’s a natural goal-scorer – but Poland need him in form is they are to have a successful summer.
Another title-winner with Borussia Dortmund, he brings pace and dribbling to the Polish team.
Population: 38 million
Official language: Polish
Best ever player: Zbigniew Boniek
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