Dudka aims to be on form to face Czechs

15 June 2012 12:47

Poland midfielder Dariusz Dudka hopes to be back fighting fit for the co-hosts' must-win Group A clash with the Czech Republic on Saturday.

"I'm feeling much better now," said Dudka, who suffered a recurrence of a recent cartilage and muscle strain during Tuesday's hard-fought match against old rivals Russia where the Poles fought back to level the score to 1-1.

"I'm planning to be at tonight's (Friday) training session. I don't know if I'll still need a pain-relief injection. But I want to play in the match with the Czech Republic," he told the Polish news agency PAP in Warsaw as the team left for the southwestern city of Wroclaw.

The 28-year-old, who plays for French club Auxerre, was on the bench for Poland's Euro 2012 opening 1-1 draw against Greece last Friday.

Source: AFP

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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