Poland v. San Marino Preview

26th March 2013
Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw
World Cup Qualifier

Poland v. San Marino

Next in line to give San Marino a tonking is a Poland team reeling from a disappointing home defeat to Ukraine last Friday which saw them drop to fourth place in the table and leaves their hopes of reaching the World Cup teetering on the brink.

So no doubt they will be looking for a confidence booster against San Marino and three points to make their position in the table look slightly rosier.

This will be the seventh meeting between the two, making Poland San Marino’s most played opponent, edging ahead of Belgium, Scotland and Netherlands stuck on six.

Poland obviously won all of those previous matches but it’s not been as straightforward as you might expect.

The first meeting in April 1993 in Lodz, a 1994 World Cup qualifier, was only won with a solitary 70th minute goal for Poland.  There have also been two 2-0 wins for the Poles.  The most recent encounter was a 10-0 mauling though…

28thApril 1994 World Cup Qual Lodz 0-1
19thMay 1993 World Cup Qual Serravalle 0-3
7thSeptember 2002 Euro Qual Serravalle 0-2
2ndApril 2003 Euro Qual Ostrowiec 0-5
10thSeptember 2008 World Cup Qual Serravalle 0-2
1stApril 2009 World Cup Qual Kielce 0-10

Other matches in the group on Tuesday…

Montenegro v. England
Ukraine v. Moldova

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