The Spanish tournament got off to a great start for the Polish U-17 national team. In the first match, the Biało-Czerwoni won 3:2 with Norway, and in the second match they took on the Belgian national team, the strength of which is the alumni of, among others, Anderlecht, KRC Genk and KAA Gent. The team led by Marcin Włodarski presented themselves from the best side and confidently defeated their rivals.
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The meeting started in favor of the White and Reds, who were leading 3:0 after the first 45 minutes. In addition, the rivals received a red card in the 24th minute of the game, which certainly helped the Poles to achieve such a good result. In the second half, the youngsters added two more goals and the match ended with the score 5:0. The hat-trick was completed by Oskar Tomczyk, and Filip Rózga and Jan Łabędzki added one goal each.
Thanks to this, Marcin Włodarski’s team took the lead in the group table and only one match remained to be played. They will face Sweden, who lost 1-2 to Norway. The match is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 at 13:00 in La Nucia. The tournament in Spain is to be a test for the players and to help coaches in selecting the team for the European Championship qualifiers.
– We play against strong rivals, well developed football. Our primary goal is to test new players. I do not close myself off to new faces and I would like the competition to be bigger. We want to select the best group of people for the next elimination round – coach Marcin Włodarski said before the tournament in an interview with
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Poles will fight for promotion to Euro in a group with Portugal, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The winners of each group and the teams with the best results in second places will play at the tournament. The finals are scheduled between May 17 and June 2 in Hungary. It is worth noting that the next tournament will take place in 2024 in Cyprus.
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