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Poland will reeach last eight, says coach

08 Jun 2012 21:47:15

Poland will reeach last eight, says coach

Poland coach Franciszek Smuda played down the co-hosts' failure to start the tournament with a bang after they drew 1-1 with Greece, saying they were already focusing on Tuesday's crunch match with Russia.

"I congratulated all the players when they came off the pitch and I told them, 'Cheer up, because it would have been much worse had we lost the game'," Smuda said.

"However 1-1 is not the end of the game. The tournament is still open, so we shouldn't concentrate on this result, we should just focus on the next match and win."

"We're just at the begining and I think the objective of getting through the group we'll achieve it."


AFP

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