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Goodbye Africa

19.10.2009

The final defeat of 0:1 against Slovakia means that the Polish Football National Team will not take part within the 2010 World Championships.

The 0:2 away defeat against the Czech Republic was the final factor, which had the decisive influence upon the aforementioned fact. We still had some illusionary chances for taking part in the play offs and for getting promoted as the second team in our group, but the following defeat of 0:1 against Slovakia verified the situation.

During the 2010 World Cup eliminations, the National Football Team of Poland was not surrounded by a positive atmosphere. The dismissal of Leo Beenhakker, the temporary coach in the person of Stefan Majewski and the following fan boycott during the last match, sealed the total discredit of the Polish National Team. The last game held in the city of Chorzów was played in front of the almost empty audience.

Despite, the fact that prior to the aforementioned fact the fans announced the boycott, the President of the polish football association discredited the matter.  - Boycott? What boycott? It is the snow and the frost that contributed to the fact that so few fans came to see the match from the stands of the Silesian Stadium during the game of Poland against Slovakia – claimed after the game the President of the association.

Whatever the interpretation around the polish football association, the World Cup disappeared along with the snow after the game held in Chorzów. Nevertheless, the fans are hoping that after taking over the national team by the new Head Coach in the person of Franciszek Smuda, Poland will take advantage of its Euro 2012 chance and will not bring any more shame to our country.

Our Eastern neighbours and co-host of Euro 2012 are doing better, since all that Ukraine has to do, in order to clinch the World Cup appearance is to defeat Greece in the upcoming double header. Should they manage to defeat 2004 European Champions on the 14th and the 18th of November, nothing will prevent to take part form the upcoming event held in the South Africa. 

Let’s hope Ukraine makes it!

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Project "Euro 2012" is addressed to participants, visitors and football fans coming to the European Football Championship, which will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine in the summer 2012.

Apart from logistical support (accommodation, travel, stay) the participants will need practical language guide and cultural information package, helping them to participate in Euro 2012 and move in hosting countries without communicative barriers.

The aim of the project will be to develop comprehensive didactic materials related to Polish and Ukrainian languages and culture: on-line language courses and practical information guide tending to present their specific features.

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