Czech Republic v Poland Match of the Day Live


Czech Republic v Poland

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of a Group A clash from the Euro 2012 tournament, as the Czech Republic face Poland.


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Good evening. We are halfway through the tournament, we have had

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16 games, we have seen 46 goals, England are going well and we are

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all quite enjoying it. Time to have 16 teams playing 31 matches in

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eight venues over 24 days. And Euro Joleon Lescott gives England the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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Walcott. Positive run. Turned in, Here alongside Alan Shearer and

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Clarence Seedorf, a warm welcome to David Moyes. Have you enjoyed the

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tournament so far? I have enjoyed what I have seen. I have not seen

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all the games but the games I have seen have been very good, it has

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been very open. The players to have come to the four have been the ones

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we know quite a bit, but it has been good. Quite a few Everton

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players in the tournament. Yes, looking forward to watching them.

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Heitinga is not doing so well. A couple of boys in the England team.

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We have a few out there. You must be tough with the signing of

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Jelavic. He has been terrific. Mandzukic is getting the goals but

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Jelavic is playing very well for Croatia. In many ways this

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tournament has been everything the World Cup was not. Entertaining,

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Grade course, lots of good play. -- great goals. Absolutely. It has

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been positive, many goals, it very open football. And good quality

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from all the teams. Also the teams we may not consider the favourites.

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I think we should enjoy it while it lasts for the bin four years their

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attacking another eight teams in. - - in four years they are tapping

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another eight teams in. I think this tournament has been excellent.

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We have seen goals in every game. I think the standard has been high.

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Tinkering with it, I am not sure it will work. Today is about Group A,

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the supposed group of death, it has Group A was meant to be the boring

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one, dull and predictable. From gain 1, it has been anything but. -

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Lewandowski! The hosts are ahead in the opening game. Suddenly Greece

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are back in this game. Szczesny is all over the place, we are going to

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have a penalty. A straight red card. This might not go down very well.

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What a big moment. He saves it! Unbelievable! Honours even in the

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opening match. The Russians were bouncing the

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Czechs. Big advocate's side were Pavlyuchenko. Is still going,

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Pavlyuchenko! Russia have sent out a message. They have blown away the

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Czech Republic. Going into the second round of

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matches, the tension was all too apparent as Polish and Russian fans

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clashed on the streets of Warsaw. 200 miles away in Wroclaw, the

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Czechs got off to a flying start their against the champions of 2004.

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What a start for the Czech Republic, inside two-and-a-half minutes. 2-0

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to the Czech Republic. Cech got in a mess, it is a gift for Greece. It

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is a huge win for the Czech Republic, they have seen it through.

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For Poland and Russia, all eyes on the Warsaw National Stadium.

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nations with a history of conflict Four teams in with a shout, just 90

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minutes left, two places in the quarter-finals.

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quarter-finals. After all that excitement, grouper

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is positively poised -- Group A is beautifully poised. Group standings

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are decided first by points, then by head-to-head record, then goal

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difference was that any team who wins today will go through. Poland

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and Greece will be eliminated if they failed to win. The Russians

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need only a point to be sure of qualification. A draw will be

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enough for the Czechs, and Les enough for the Czechs, and Les

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Greece beat Russia. Simple, then. - - and Les Greece. We will be

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concentrating on Poland BBC Three and BBC age the will be on air from

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734 live coverage of Greece against Russia -- from 7:30pm, for live

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coverage. Great scenes in Wroclaw, these are the people who have not

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got a ticket. A big night for the co-hosts, Poland. Whatever happens,

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they have got more points than they have ever managed in European

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Championships. They have drawn both games 1-1 so far. You have both

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played in competitions where you are the hosts, and it makes it

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extra special. It is a fantastic occasion. With Clarence and myself,

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the expectation levels when our respective countries were host

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nations were a lot higher than Poland. I spent three days in

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Warsaw, and they are hoping rather than expecting to get through. It

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is such a huge event over there. They are desperate to get through.

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I really hope they can do it. They certainly put on a good show in the

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first game. It always makes a difference to the tournament when

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the coast her -- the hosts, or the co-hosts do well. Absolutely. I

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remember the whole country was orange, everybody was into it. Not

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one person wasn't excited about hosting the tournament. With

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Belgium, it was a great experience, great stadiums. The expectation is

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so high, especially for the countries that can do it, that

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sometimes it also reflects on a team in a negative way. It can do

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that. How impressed have you been with Poland? They came back very

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well against Russia. They have done very well. The group always looked

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tight. You would think Russia would probably be the ones who would edge

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out. If things go to plan tonight, it looks like they will do. But if

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we between the other three teams it was always going to be very tight.

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We will wait and see, but Poland have done well. With Ukraine in

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England's bid, we want one of them to stay in, let's hope it is Poland.

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I echo those sentiments. Mick McCarthy is with Jake Humphrey.

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Welcome to a very sticky night and the final game of the tournament.

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We have the local paper here. The front page there, Poland prepares

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for success. Poland can have success if they pick up a win in

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this game. If people only read the pre-tournament reports about Poland,

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they will wonder how they got themselves into this position. But

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what are the qualities that have got them to the brink of the

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quarter-finals? It is difficult when they only play in friendlies.

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They have had one good solid performance over 90 minutes but it

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has been in two halves of two games. They were brilliant Begin's Greece

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and really poor in the second half. -- brilliant against Greece in the

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first half. Against Russia, in the second half, very good going

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forward. Rather worryingly, the Polish manager has already said his

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players are paralysed by fear. What can he do to let them play with

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freedom? He has already done it by highlighting the fact that they

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were full of fear. Tonight is no regrets, they have got to go for it

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and they have been better when they have gone for it. They should have

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won it against Russia in the second half. They have to go and win the

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game. We are in a position where Balerno a win could take them

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through and the same applies to the Czechs. You were in this position

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it at the our Cup -- in a position where they know a win could take

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them through. How do you -- you were in his position at the World

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Cup. How old you approach a game like this? -- how do you approach

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the game. You should not be defensive, hoping to nick a goal.

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Both teams have the opportunity to win it and I hope they both go for

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it. There is a sign saying Ireland and Poland, the best fans in the

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world. Yes, there are no arguments there. I don't know who has brought

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it. One other headline before we go, that is the back page. It says

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Poland awaits his tree. The three players have their hands together.

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They are not the only ones praying. The Polish population will be

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heading and kicking every ball heading and kicking every ball

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tonight. The Czech Republic team make one change from the team that

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started against Greece. Tomas Rosicky has injured his Achilles.

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They will miss him. The game into really good form for Arsenal at the

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end of the season. For a big game end of the season. For a big game

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tonight, they will be missing that. It is tied, the group is tight.

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Poland being at home, it might give them the slight nudge to win it,

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but they will miss Rosicky. player who finished the season

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brilliantly, but a cheque, it was brilliantly, but a cheque, it was

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fantastic for Chelsea in the Champions League, he has not shown

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good form in this tournament. was brilliant in the semi-finals

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and the final. He hasn't really started this tournament yet. He has

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looked very hesitant. He is an excellent goalkeeper, there is no

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doubt. He is going to carry his nation's hopes. I think his

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performances will have to improve. I think he can be more brave there.

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A bit hesitant coming to the ball. He actually shuts his eyes here. I

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don't know whether he is frightened of getting a clash with his own

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player, or what. The other guy, Szczesny, has been left out. This

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is the reason why. Becomes for the ball in the first game and the

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substitute comes in and scores. He is late for the ball through,

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another goalkeeper is hesitant -- who is hesitant. He doesn't even

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argue the straight red card. He is suspended. This guy comes on, Tyton,

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the first thing he has to do is to save the penalty from Karagounis.

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He does that and he keeps his place tonight. He does and we can see him

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on the field of play. What a support individual. Is it a gamble?

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Szczesny has been pretty excellent for Arsenal and it was just one

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game. It is about performing at this stage. There is no time to

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waste. The coach has two been options and his trust in both of

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them. -- two good options. Individual breed, a goalkeeper. Is

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it tough to decide your goalkeeper and then changed, it's odd doesn't

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happen often. -- it doesn't happen often. It doesn't. Better check has

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had a long hard season. This is maybe a concentration level, a bit

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of tiredness crept into his play. It is not like him, not how we

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perform for Chelsea at the end of the season. They have not had luck

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with goalkeepers. Fabianski is injured so those are the two first-

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choice goalkeepers out. wouldn't expect it from Petr Cech.

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This is a major tournament. I think it is unacceptable for somebody of

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his level to have motivational issues. Everyone makes mistakes.

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Mistakes are normal but it should The front three of the Polish set-

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up have all been very impressive and all play for Borussia Dortmund.

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They were very impressive coming into this tournament, they got off

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to a great start in the first game. Lewandowski, who are was usually

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impressed with. You always see at least two of them are linking up on

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the outside. A Piszczek, the right back, you will see him getting

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forward at every single opportunity. He gets in their time and time

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again, he links up so well with lemon dusky -- it's in their there.

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-- he gets in their time and time again, he links up so well with

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Lewandowski. They are going to have to do that, and score goals tonight.

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Again, two of them in the middle here. All right, it is a poor ball

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in this time, but just keep an eye on them. And this is the captain.

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The right hand side of midfield. He should score, should do better, but

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he is in. And what about this for a ball with the outside of his right

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foot. Set up another attack. Always involved. The three of them know

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each other's game inside out. And a great effort. And this for me was

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the goal of the tournament so far. Comes in, cuts in from the right

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and it is a magnificent strike. If they are going to get success

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tonight, Poland, you can pretty much guarantee that those three

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will play a part. He has quite the tale, he was brought up by his

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uncle, because his father was uncle, because his father was

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murdered by his mother. If anybody murdered by his mother. If anybody

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deserves success, it is this guy. I hope they can get through tonight,

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I do like them, and they have had great seasons for Borussia Dortmund.

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The Czech Republic have been here before, when they were

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Czechoslovakia, in 1976 and they lost in the final as the Czech

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Republic in 1996, when the Germans got their revenge. They have got

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history in this competition. They have done very well. I remember

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when they were over in England and I watched them training, they were

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based near where I lived, and I thought they were a really good

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side with really good players. I don't think they have the same

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qualities that they had in those days at the moment, so if I was

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picking, I would push for Poland denied, but they are back in it but

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without Tomas Rosicky, I don't know how they will do. And in 1976, D

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rumba how it it was decided? Belittled chipped penalty -- do you

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remember it? These days, Poland is a pro-democracy and they co-host of

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the tournament. Three decades ago, around the time of the 1982 World

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Cup, things were very different, as A band trade union Solidarity could

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soon be legal again. Walking the bustling streets of modern-day

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Poland and enjoying their football at Euro 2012, it is hard to imagine

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that 30 years ago, this country was on its knees after three decades of

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communist rule. Prices have been frozen for six years. The food was

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scarce and expensive, inflation was rising and there was little

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personal freedom. The Polish have had enough.

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It is here in the likely -- unlikely surroundings of the

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shipyard in the industrial City of the Bank's could wear the at first

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seeds of revolution was sown. They challenge the Communist government,

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it was a dangerous thing to do. Previous uprisings had been put

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down and they risk their lives were changed. The ship workers blocked

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their gates of the shipyard. The country followed and the Government,

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faced with open resistance, was forced to back them. 9 million

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Poles joined the union under the name Solidarity. The strike leaders

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were jailed. The fact is that Poland has embarked on the road to

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democracy and it may be impossible ever to turn back. But that seed

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planted by those ship workers grew. Have been Polish came about --

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became about standing up to and even undermining the establishment.

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This era of punish parties is closed. The victory is enormous.

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Football brought people together, the matches away from the prying

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eyes of the secret police. Holland went to the 1982 World Cup on a

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tide of the motion before the collapse of colonialism -- Poland.

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And one of the many rewards, 2012, Euro 20 top on home soil. It is a

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remarkable story, they have come a long way and it is a remarkable

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turnaround. The this is the beauty of life. They came from a horrible

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story and having the possibility to celebrate this tournament is

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fantastic. Damien Johnson is still there, the birthplace of the modern

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Poland, where he is sampling the mood ahead of the game. Yes, 40,000

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crammed into the fans Park here in the Fastnet -- Shadow of the famous

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shipyard behind me. I was out on the streets of Warsaw before the

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game between Poland and Greece and they were deserted, everyone was

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watching it on telly. Record viewing figures for the Poland and

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Russia game, 38 million tuning in. Fans of Spain, Ireland, Poland, all

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singing together in bars. On the seat -- streets 30 years ago, it

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was very different, there were tanks on the streets as the

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opposition were being crushed by the regime. Very different here,

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just a sense of how far the country has moved on. It is very much

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Poland's night, can they make it to the last eight? I think even for as

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neutrals, a little bit of us tonight is Polish. There will be

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some scenes in that square if Poland stick one in. It's is great

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to see so many people out supporting their country. There is

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nothing quite like football for that unification of a nation.

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the strength of football, we have experienced it in Cape Town in

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South Africa, what sport can do to unite a whole country. Here we are

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with another example, coming from a past that we have seen just a

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couple of minutes ago and being able to celebrate the Day this

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tournament. I got the feeling when I was in Warsaw, I said it earlier,

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they are not expecting their team to go in and try and win this

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competition, I think all they are looking for is for these guys to go

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out and give it a right good go, and that is acceptable for them.

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Was the target, do you think, to get through qualification and the

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group? They would desperately levied and I think they can just

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get grew the group, they don't really care what happens -- they

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were desperately levied. They will want their players to give it a

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right word -- go. I think they can win the game tonight. There were a

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lot of nerves in the first game but they have worked their way into the

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competition and they realised it is a big chance, they win and they go

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through. Poland for you, Clarence? I think Poland. And David? I think

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Poland. If you prefer, you can watch Russia take on Greece and BBC

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Three. Here, it is the host Poland against the Czech Republic. -- on

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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The commentators are Mick McCarthy have the thunder and lightning of

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day eight -- day nine of the Euro 2012. They say the rain is on the

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way, so stand by with the VT! But group a coming to a climax, with

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all of the teams knowing they will win. Parlour and hadn't been into

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the knockout part of the tournament since 1986 -- Poland. Their

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performances have been impressive. They have a home advantage but not

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as much as you might imagine, this is actually nearer to the capital

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of the Czech Republic, Prague, and it is to Warsaw. The Czech border

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is not far away. Thousands of their fans are here in the stadium and

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many, many more in the fan Park. The Czech Republic had also played

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their previous games in this, at the Polish Hanany played it all --

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in it once. -- the Polish have only played in it once. And the last

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time the Czech Republic avoided defeat here was in this City. Most

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importantly, they know a draw will put them through so long as Greece

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did pull off an unlikely win against Russia. Parlour and cannot

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go through if they do not win and there will be no Warsaw Pact today

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-- Poland. There is no combination of results that will put both of

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them through. Here they come, into the mighty noise of the municipal

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arena. And into the pouring rain as well. Mick McCarthy, Another great

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stadium, Another great atmosphere. And the tournament, although we are

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neutral here, the tournament could certainly do with one of the hosts

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being in the knockout stage. I am not sure we are that a neutral. We

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are going for Poland? I have enjoyed the way they have played,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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certainly in two different hearts. PLAYS.

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It is the Czech Republic all in red and Pollock are predominantly in --

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why it -- and Poland are says "Poland is not yet lost". That

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giant flag, knocked up in a textile factory over the last few days at

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the suggestion of a Polish commentator, who saw at a flag

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unfurled by the Russian fans and said "Wide haven't we got one of

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those?" -- why haven't. And now they have. A lot of water on the

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surface, it may speed things up. Bilek lost his first game in the

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the first game, or much better Euro 2004. And the referee tonight

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is from Paisley, Craig Thomson, a solicitor to the engineering sector.

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He took charge of the Scottish Cup final last month and it hits his

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birthday in the middle of next week, he will be 40 on Wednesday. Poland

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had worries over their mass -- most capped player. A decision had been

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made over who to play in goal. Szczesny was available after his

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red card. He left the decision to his goalkeeping coach. Good can

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Polanski starting, the same team that have gone the Russians. 11 of

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their last 16 goals have been scored either by it Blaszczykowski

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goal -- Blaszczykowski or Levendale occasion. We will keep you up to

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date with what is happening in Warsaw. They will co-ordinate the

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key Cox with what is happening here. And it is Polland he will get the

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game under way. -- Poland. In white with a red stripe across their

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the Lenin shipyard which eventually knocked over the Berlin Wall is

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here. Along with 40,000 people who are lucky to have tickets. If

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Blaszczykowski, Piszczek and Lewandowski are on form, the Czech

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Republic, without Tomas Rosicky, might find Poland too hot to handle.

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Craig Thompson awaits the signal to kick-off. Here is the countdown.

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Craig Thomson beat them to it slightly. Who is heading into the

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last date. It is Poland, from right to left -- heading into the last

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eight. Here is Perquis, a big doubt for this game. Interesting to see

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Baros is buzzers by Wasilewski. -- dispossessed by. They have got the

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free kick. I don't think there is any doubt it is a free kick, in a

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good position. There have been some great deliveries. Let's see what

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they have got early on. Bundesliga football of the Year

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last season, Robert Lewandowski. Six white shirts are in their --

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footballer of the year. Obraniak with the free kick, almost met the

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head of Lewandowski, the overhead kick his into the side netting. Did

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it take a touch off Cech? It did not. It was acrobatic stuff from

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Dudka. Part of the crowd thought it was in. He was onside, they did not

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get out. Cech got a touch but the border already behind. Mac at the

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ball was already. Plasil, one of the most experienced players in the

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Czech Republic side. Plasil and Pilar, running into each other.

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Michal Bilek had a nightmare start, losing 2 United Arab Emirates,

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Scotland and Turkey, but he survived. He did well, surviving

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Czech Republic. I thought they were well beaten when they played

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against Russia by attacking, they got done on the break. Maybe they

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need your best players and is one of their best players, without a

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doubt. A decent ball in. The chance was fluffed by Pilar. He has scored

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in both matches and they were harder than that. Gebre Selassie

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won't bridge that. In the last game, I thought Boenisch started to

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struggle. I think he has missed quite a bit of football. He has got

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to hit the target with that. Boenisch made the mistake. What a

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how she has made of that. -- what a hash. A letter of for the home side.

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-- a let-off. It will be interesting, watching Boenisch

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against Jiracek and Gebre Selassie. These two are decent and Boenisch

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struggled in the last game. That was Perquis with the header. He was

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this tournament, Milan Baros. has upset Perquis already. It is a

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good start for them. Cech with the clearance, Poland with throw-in.

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What do you make of a manager's saying to his goalkeeping coach,

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you decide who is going to play in goal. Is it absolving himself of

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responsibility? Or allowing the coach who knows that keeper's best

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to decide. I could never do that. You ask his opinion, but you make

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the decision. Blaszczykowski, pumping here. Kadlec's left leg was

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lingering. Blaszczykowski was caught. Quite happy about being

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caught, I think. He was quite happy to get caught, he is looking for a

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free kick. Wasilewski, Lewandowski, Dudka. They are all in the Czechs

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six-yard box. Boenisch, lingering. The penalty area, rather.

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deliveries against Russia were great. He goes for goal! Side

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netting! Cech was rather more confident that that hadn't gone in

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and I was. It wasn't that far away. Everybody at this side where we are

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think it has gone in the net. He let it go, he was comfortable.

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has not had a good tournament so far, Cech, and he had an awful

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tournament four years ago. He was basically responsible for them

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losing a two goal lead in 15 minutes against the Turks and going

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out on a rainy night in Geneva. had a pretty good end to this

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the second game, he missed the 4-1 defeat to Russia. Jiracek did not

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keep it in. It looks to me like the Czech Republic are going to force

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Poland to try to win the game, which they need to do. A little bit

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more cautious this time, Czech Republic. They know that in

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probability, a draw would do. That is banking on Greece not surprising

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the Russians. Onside, brasher Gilks t. -- Blaszczykowski was onside.

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You need your goalkeeper to be at his best and he did well. He came

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at the near post by Hubschman. Some rather vain appeals for handball

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from Polish supporters, mainly. It is maybe a surprise that shares is

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not back in goal, but titre on -- Tyton is no mug. He showed that

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with the penalty save. He has had a good tournament. You would argue

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that had Lukasz Fabianski not injure his shoulder, he would be

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Fabianski must feel, having lost his place in the Polish side to

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Szczesny, and in the Arsenal side, and missing out on the chance to

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make his name when Szczesny was suspended, because he was injured.

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He even shares his birthday with Szczesny. A great tan, Pilar. The

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could see what he was trying to do, but he was about 15 yards off the

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mark as Jiracek was waiting. strange ball, we have not seen too

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many long balls in the competition. They have been happy to keep it and

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try to play in and around the 18 yard box. It is a waste, he gives

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a very wet night. Lewandowski, skipping away from one challenge.

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That was poor. Blaszczykowski, onto it. A chance for Lewandowski, it

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just ripples the side netting. For him, that is a disappointment.

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is. You would always fancy him to hit the target. It looked like he

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would hit it first time. I think the Czech Republic have made a real

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mess of it. He looks like he is going to hit it, you expect him to

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hit the target. Especially with his record this year and the way he has

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been playing so far. He is a real handful. He gets a little nudge, it

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has put him off balance. You could argue it is good defending, a

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little knock of his arm and it makes him to miss the target.

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President was about to go up and celebrate. Lewandowski is the pin-

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up boy. Hubschman. That is a good against Russia in the first half,

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they kept Arshavin, kept trying to slot balls in. Perquis made great

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challenges but he was always on his backside, sliding last minute. At

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least today he will be able to slide on the surface. It is

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incredible how far Poland have come in a short space of time, in

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footballing infrastructure and interest in the game. Their last

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competitive match before this tournament was a home defeat to

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Slovakia, not far from here. In front of 4,000 people. In a World

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Cup qualifying game in October 2009. It was a rash challenge by

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Limbersky. The Czech Republic are trying to play on but Limbersky

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will get the yellow card. Interesting, I am looking at the

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assistant, he seemed to have the best view. The referee waited,

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nothing from the assistant. And he has given it and booked him. No

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doubt it is a free kick. continue to wonder what those guys

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behind the goal do. Three officials should have had a decent view.

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Obraniak with the free kick, Lewandowski, Dudka, Wasilewski,

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Boenisch, at Perquis, in the penalty area and will the red

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That looks like it is going straight in, I thought it was a

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need a touch and it would be unstoppable. A great header. You

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ask about the ones behind the goal, I think it just makes it that there

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are five who can't make a decision instead of three. It certainly

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looks that way. I am convinced he tells them beforehand, on the big

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decisions, the referee makes the decisions. He doesn't want to be

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Holland taking players who are French and German bond -- of Poland

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taking players who are French and German are born. But you can

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understand that when you think that Lukas Podolski was born in Poland.

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You are not going to get an argument from me, I have a broad

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Yorkshire accent and I played 57 times for Ireland and took them to

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a World Cup. If they have Polish parents, why can't they play? All

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Polish grandparents? It is their Polanski. I think he got a little

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bit excited. Poland of having their chances and at some stage, they are

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going to have to take one -- are having. When you are playing well,

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you need to score, because it is guaranteed that the Czech Republic

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will have a chance at some stage. And there is nothing worse when you

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have had all the play and all of the chances to find yourself one

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players for Poland seemed a far better bet so far than the ones for

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the Czech Republic. Milan Baros is applying a lone furrow. --

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ploughing a lone furrow. He had a quiet season in Turkey for

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Galatasaray. If you say he has not had a shot at this tournament yet?

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Not a shot on target. It could be Lots of red shirts from the Czechs

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as well, he made that short journey, 60 miles also from the border --

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who made. Which on Polish roads, takes around today's! If you are

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Republic are quite happy and thinking that a draw will get them

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through. They are going to try and force Parliament to come out. They

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are being very cautious that the Czech Republic happy to give it

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the first game, not very effectively. There as a left hot --

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about the Czech Republic. They are not playing anything like they can.

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Tomas Rosicky is a huge loss, he will get on the ball and make them

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through as runners up with Russia. Some ways, psychologically, that

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leaves them with a dilemma. Poland don't have that, they have just got

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chances already. But they have not quickly. Gebre Selassie prevented

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him from doing it. And then a very curious throw, and the Scottish

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referee Craig Thomson... I think he has given them a bit of sympathy

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because Gebre Selassie picked it up for the first place. It is a very

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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free kick is rightly given. -- tournament. A real handful. He

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really roughed the centre backs up against Russia. Borussia Dortmund

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are saying he is not for sale. doesn't say a lot build of somebody

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comes with a whole lot of money. Manchester United one of those who

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That was great play, fantastic. he has played well. I don't know if

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they come as a 3, plash of ski -- Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski and

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Piszczek, but they would be expensive. Good players that a good

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good effort. You are thinking, don't hit it from there, and what a

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great strike. Better check at full length. It dipped right in front of

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for the Czechs. They are doing zonal marking it, the Czechs.

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Wasilewski still forward. Was he pushed? Even there, zonal marking,

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it lets people off the hook from doing their job properly and

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marking. If they get a good delivery, I fancied them to score

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from a corner kick. It will be a yellow card for Murawski, who

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after the third group game. If you have won, it is wiped away. If you

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have two, you have to serve a suspension. I don't know if you can

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hear it under the din of the crowd, but the thunder is on the way. A

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decent chance. That is from the corner kick, it has come back in

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and they are still not marking. It there any chance. -- since the

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side says it is a Czech Republic Road but he is over ruled by Craig

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lead and basket. He does have a great left foot -- Lewandowski. He

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is more than capable of playing it in between the two centre-backs.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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won the French double a year ago, ball there. Just sitting. He is.

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They need to play it up to Lewandowski quicker and go together,

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when they do that, they looked a Blaszczykowski. And there was

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Hubschman. One of the best goals of the tournament has been scored by

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Blaszczykowski and they are set up to score on the break. Hello.

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roof has just collapsed! Blaszczykowski doesn't come back

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and defend. They are looking to break all the time. Milan Baros is

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offside. Alastair Ross is the linesman down on this near side. It

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Warsaw between Russia and Greece. A long way to go, but as it stands,

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it is enough for the Czech Republic but not for the polls. Russia would

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be an oppressive night and a difficult to play football, but it

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is a great night for playing football. Not such a great night

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for watching it. We are all right appear. Those in the first few rows

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Interesting, when the full-back went, it Blaszczykowski just looked

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at him and suddenly the Czech Republic had two against one. It is

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all right trying to break but he has to do his defensive job as well

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says, selfishly. It has got my name aside around halfway through last

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season, taking the place up Isaksson, who we saw last night in

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the Swedish goal. -- taking the place off. We have an extra ball on

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the pitch. They have had an eventful season, the goalkeeper's,

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between the three of them. That the Poland. If they get a Brady act on

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it again, it is a great night for free kicks -- Obraniak. It could be

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an own goal, it could be anything, Baros with half a clearance.

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half a challenge for the next one. There might be something on for

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game. The Czechs have kept six players behind, they don't want a

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running into Murawski. The throw-in has gone the way of the Czechs.

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Boenisch stuck to his task, well done. Kolar has seen a fair amount

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of the ball, tried to sneak it back to Gebre Selassie. Dudka is a very

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tournament. He scored a great goal the other night, he looks a really

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good player. I like Pilar on the other side, I think he can do some

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damage out there. He has already scored a couple of goals in this

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tournament, having only ever scored once for his country before. They

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want to getting one against one, against Piszczek. Blaszczykowski

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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does not track back, he can cause Czech Republic side in Euro 96.

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Beaten in the final by Germany. The golden goal at Wembley. It is a

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shame that Dudka has given away the free-kick. The two centre backs are

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having most of the ball for the Czech Republic and are happy to

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keep it there. Dudka has chased it and wasted the pass, but he has

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just caught him and they have got the ball back again. Trying to

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force it, Dudka. Gebre Selassie looking for Baros, the deflection

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was good from the Polish point of view. Wasilewski made it. The odds

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are stacked against Lewandowski. Good covering from Limbersky.

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from the Russia game. Well timed. He made a number of those

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challenges the other night and his tiring has been good so far. --

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timing. Given away by Hubschman. Blaszczykowski popping up on the

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left-hand side. Looking for the one-two with Lewandowski, it came

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play. Obraniak is feeling the back of his head. I thought he was going

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to get up, when they started attacking. It is very difficult for

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them to create anything because when they go forward... He gets an

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elbow in the face. When they go forward, they are only attacking

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with four players, both teams. Both being really cautious. It is

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understandable, there's plenty of time to go. Group they still looks

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as it did at kick-off. -- Group A meet the top two from the Germany

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Portugal Denmark Netherlands group in the quarter-finals. It has not

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escaped anybody's notice in Poland didn't make contact. They leave her

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fair bit in behind. It is a great run. He is unlucky. Boenisch, the

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left-back, plays him on. He looked at the assistant, I think hoping he

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was offside, when he didn't get on the end of it. A good run, a good

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Hubschman. Well worked, so far. Gebre Selassie. Sivok. Kadlec. It

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is all good from the Czech point of view, Polish fans getting

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frustrated. The Czechs are quite happy with this. They want to suck

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Poland out. There will be as patient as ever. Hubschman, happy

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to have it back. Pilar, running at Piszczek. Jiracek joining in the

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penalty area. Deflected, into the gloves of Tyton, the shop was hit

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by Plasil. A good move, they were patient. No clash the shot was.

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Lewandowski has got a free kick. Much to the frustration of Kadlec.

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It took a deflection. Unlike yesterday, when the ball spins over

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the head of the Swedish keeper from did take a deflection. I don't

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the neck of time by Kadlec. He was unlucky. I don't think it was the

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greatest ball. He brought it down on his chest and he was close to

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sliding in his pal. At being Blaszczykowski. You wouldn't mind

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him being in your team. You would love them in Scrabble! Kolar, Gebre

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handle than in the 18 yard box. He got two attempts here. Tyton

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season, they did the deal some time ago but left him in check football

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until the end of the season. They paid less than a million pounds for

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him -- left him in Czech football. deals before they come to the

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European Championships. Murawski! Didn't really get the contact he

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was looking for. The Poles claiming a corner. I think Craig Thompson

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said goal-kick but someone has told him otherwise. A, yes, it took a

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deflection. They do do something. He definitely indicated a goal-kick

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can get a good delivery, especially with an outswinger, they are not

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man marking, they are zonal marking, I still think they have got a

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chance. Just need a delivery. Haven't had a 0-0 in this

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1:15:411:15:50

tournament, we have two that happens. The intensity and the

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sense of occasion here will keep this a tense right till the end. It

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will be a corner to the Czech Republic. Somebody has got a proper

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1:16:111:16:40

player there for less than a Murawski with ache agricultural

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clearance. It was good play by the Czech Republic but it was awful

1:16:461:16:56
1:16:561:17:05

defending it, allowing him to for the Czechs. They have. I bet

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the two centre-backs, if you look at the statistics, have had more

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1:17:181:17:35

passes than anyone else. They are have been another one but it has

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1:17:451:17:47

That is frustration. They don't want to go chasing in case they get

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paid around. And then when you do, somebody nips past you and you

1:17:521:18:02
1:18:021:18:08

stick your leg out. It is of time to win this game.

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referee blows his whistle, having played all of around three seconds

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of added time at the end of an interesting half, without getting

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too many people off their seats with excitement. Pilar has shown

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again, although he missed a good chance. Lewandowski and

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Blaszczykowski have looked dangerous at times, but at half-

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1:18:391:18:51

time, it is the Czech Republic 0, Russia will win the Group A, with

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the Czech Republic going through as well as runners up. The situation

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remains on a knife-edge. If Russia did concede, the Czechs will have

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to change their approach entirely. The Polish have to go for broke, if

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they don't score, they are out. It is call this at half-time, David,

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but print -- plenty of pace and passion. The opening 15 minutes, I

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thought Poland had two or three terrific opportunities but I think

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the Czech Republic have started to gain a little bit more confident,

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with Poland not scoring. So the game is still on a knife edge.

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would expect as the game goes on, Poland will have the proportion to

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the wind. They have to win, come what may. They do, but they don't

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have the risk, looking at what has happened in the first half of. If

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they keep creating chances, the ball will go in. Even if it in the

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last few minutes, the Czech Republic have come back into the

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game, I think the Polish deserved a goal. It is going to be a tense

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evening for the Polish and the checks and Russians and Greeks.

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is similar to the first half in the first game, when Poland had a lot

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off the ball and they created a lot of chances and their coach will

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once again go in at half-time and will rue his the team's Mr chances,

1:20:151:20:22

because they certainly have had good chances -- the team's missed

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chances. They started quickly, but you get the sense that if you keep

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missing it, they will stop coming. Lewandowski has a bit of luck in

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getting the ball back. He is just falling away to his left hand side

1:20:371:20:42

and Gebrselassie just has a little nudge and it pushes him off balance

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-- Gebre Selassie. The header from Dudka, he should score, and

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Boenisch with the follow up. And Polanski again, who, yes, he should

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be hitting the target at least and Boenisch, I am thinking, don't

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shoot but he does and it is a great effort and a decent save from Petr

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Cech. But he will feel exactly the same as he did, because at this

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level, when you get chances, you have got to take them and that

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might just be their downfall. will tell you who has taken no

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chance, some news just in, it is in the final few seconds before half-

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time. Greece have taken the lead against Russia through Carragher

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Guinness, which certainly throws the cat among the pigeons --

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Karagounis. That will make a change to the attitude. The checks will

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have to come out and win if that stays that way -- the Czech

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Republic. In it is interesting, certainly. It is a great tournament

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for this, another example of everything being open. Greece doing

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a good job. You can guarantee that the Czech Republic will know that

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Greece have taken the lead, so that might just alter their tactics for

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this half. They have had one or two openings, they look a slight threat

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on the counter attack. They had a chance early on which they didn't

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take but I think they have grown into the game. I think CROWD: --

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Poland was certainly the better side but this chance here, Pilar,

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you are certain he will hit the target, but he doesn't. And as Alan

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rightly said, pole and missed the chances early on, but the Czech

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Republic have had one or two -- Poland. I'm not convinced Milan

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Baros wants to get on the end of that. I think he was looking at the

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goalkeeper, but if he has more confidence, he gets on the end and

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hits it. He needs to keep his eye on the ball and take what comes.

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is not the Baros we have seen from many years ago scoring goals.

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think he was worried about his hamstring! It happens when you get

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into your 30s. David, when you are watching a game like this or at the

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tournament in general, is it hard in your mind that it is a scouting

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mission? Yes, it is. So far, I think the tournament has brought

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out the players we know, in the Astor and Fabregas and Mario Gomez,

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but you are looking for the players who are not that well known. And as

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we are seeing in tonight's game, at some really good players or Poland.

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You are always watching. So you won't tell us who you are watching?

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I would have to have so many first! They say lightning doesn't strike

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twice. -- I would have to have some money. I think we have weathered it,

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I don't think the players will have to go off and delay things like we

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saw in yesterday's gain, but they do get these electrical storms --

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yesterday's game. We did fear the worst that one., another delay, but

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it does seem to have passed over -- at one point. It would have been

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advantage to the Czech Republic it the other game had continued the

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weight it was going, but I think we have got over that -- the way it

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was going. Definitely. Looking at this game here, I think we have got

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exactly what you want. Poland will have more chances, the Czech

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Republic need to have -- get a goal and I think we will sit more in the

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second half. Let's see what has been happening in the other Group A

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game. Final matches are always play simultaneously, of course. We can't

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quite see that match yet, it is not ready, I have just been told, so

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instead we can find out how the Polish fans have been enjoying the

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first half, with Damien Johnson. No goals for the 40,000 watching

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here or across the country. I have to say, they have kicked every ball,

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headed every corner. Not the most patient crowd when Poland surrender

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possession too cheaply, some moans and groans around the place. Over

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on the stage some time ago, at one guy proposed to his girlfriend. For

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the record, she said yes, so that is some kind of resort for Poland.

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They need a goal and a result of their own to get through to the

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last eight. It is going to be a very sombre evening if they don't

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make it. They need to, because they have got some desperate fans in

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that stadium who dearly need their team to get through, and that could

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prove a vital in the second half, because they are going to have to

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come out and create the chances that they did in the first half,

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but they have to take them best half. It is 45 minutes and they

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know that. It may change with the Czech Republic knowing they have to

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score as well. I sense they will be many Twist and turns -- twists and

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turns in the second half. The first goal will be vital. If you get one,

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the opposition have to go for it. If we get a goal, it will make

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whatever team it is, the others will have to come out and get back

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into the game. Looking ahead, England's women footballers are in

1:26:251:26:29

the 2013 qualifying action against the Dutch tomorrow. That is live on

1:26:291:26:38

BBC Two from 5:00pm. Meanwhile, the Dutch men are up against it. The

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climax of that group, you can see the highlights show tomorrow at

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Yes. I have been besieged today from tweet of fans of Everton and

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Tottenham, a lot of interest over whether Tottenham have approached

1:27:371:27:42

Everton for your services. What is your situation? As far as I am

1:27:421:27:46

concerned, it is all speculation. I have had no contact and if I did

1:27:461:27:51

have, the first person I would tell would be my chairman, because I had

1:27:511:27:54

a great relationship with him. it did happen, what would you say

1:27:541:27:59

to him? Would you be interested? am ambitious and I want to try and

1:27:591:28:03

win things and I would dearly love to do that at Everton. We brought

1:28:041:28:07

into all three players that -- in January and you could see they

1:28:071:28:12

changed it made and we want to do that again. So if that were the

1:28:121:28:16

situation, you would go all, if you want to compete, Tottenham have the

1:28:161:28:21

money. I told by chairman four weeks ago that we want to kick on

1:28:211:28:26

again -- my chairman. For me, my concentration is getting Everton

1:28:261:28:29

ready for the start of the season, hopefully to have a better one than

1:28:291:28:34

in recent years. It is a great club, you have been there a long time and

1:28:341:28:37

you have done a great job. The fans are very nervous that at this

1:28:371:28:43

stage... I tell people straight, I have had no contact and the club

1:28:431:28:47

have had no contact and I am the Everton manager. But a fresh

1:28:471:28:51

challenge would appeal at some stage in your career? I have always

1:28:511:28:55

been loyal and I will continue to be loyal to Everton, as long as

1:28:551:28:59

they want because I am happy there. I am ambitious and that the players

1:28:591:29:03

that Everton are ambitious and they want me to push the club forward.

1:29:031:29:07

Do you get a sense from Everton that it -- of their ambition

1:29:071:29:11

matches yours? I do, and you know it, you have been there and played

1:29:111:29:14

there, Everton is a massive club and his country and we have found

1:29:141:29:20

it hard to compete. We have got two big semi-finals or finals and

1:29:201:29:24

fallen a bit short. But with the players we've got, we are in their

1:29:241:29:28

competing and trying to do the best we can and we will continue to do

1:29:281:29:33

that. Under the Tate manager in the Premier League of what is their own

1:29:331:29:37

backs, -- I know that each manager. Have you been in touch with Harry?

1:29:371:29:42

I have tried to get in touch, I feel with him, I feel it has been

1:29:421:29:45

tough on Harry. You never know the ins and outs of what has happened

1:29:451:29:49

in each club and what is going on behind the scenes, but from where I

1:29:491:29:53

am, Harry got to the semi-final of the cup, got them into the

1:29:531:29:57

Champions League. I said last year, I would have paid to watch

1:29:571:30:05

Tottenham, they were an excellent side to watch. He would be a

1:30:051:30:09

greater choice for Spurs, wouldn't he? If you look at the job he has

1:30:091:30:13

done at Everton, it is incredible had, how much they had achieved

1:30:131:30:19

over the years. The big room at the moment is Andre Villas-Boas, he is

1:30:191:30:24

the big favourite -- rumour. Is that they fit? When you look at

1:30:241:30:28

what happened to him at Chelsea, and you know that players speak to

1:30:281:30:32

them -- each other all the time, there is contact between the

1:30:321:30:36

players, and it is widely known that he didn't have great

1:30:361:30:39

relationships with the players at Chelsea, so I would be amazed if

1:30:391:30:43

that was to happen. Do you think Bill Kenwright will give you

1:30:431:30:48

permission to speak to Spurs if there is an approach? We are not

1:30:481:30:51

there and that is hypothetical. What I think it is good to see is

1:30:511:30:55

that a lot of young British managers at the moment are getting

1:30:551:30:59

opportunities at the big jobs in this country, which for many a year,

1:30:591:31:06

we have been saying Beatson happen. It is great to see Brendan Rodgers,

1:31:061:31:10

Chris Newton and Paul Lambert getting big jobs. Whatever happens,

1:31:101:31:15

we wish you all the best. -- we wish you all the best. Let's go

1:31:151:31:18

back to proceedings, the Greeks have taken the lead, let's have a

1:31:181:31:28
1:31:281:31:35

it. A very good goal. A bit different to what Balotelli did.

1:31:351:31:40

Speed towards the goal and a good shot. The Greeks are looking

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sharper already. The Russians will have difficulty. He will be feeling

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better about himself because he missed a penalty in the first game.

1:31:531:31:59

It has paid a bit back. I think the goalkeeper should save it. When you

1:31:591:32:02

are in that position, the most important thing is to hit the

1:32:021:32:07

target and it has a chance of going in. He kept it low. It was a low

1:32:071:32:13

ball. I don't think the goalkeeper has a lot he can do. He struck it

1:32:131:32:18

well. Everyone thought the Russians were a shoo-in to go through, they

1:32:181:32:25

are right under pressure. Some people were thinking they might be

1:32:251:32:33

dark horses to do well, and now it has really changed. Look at the

1:32:331:32:41

group table as it stands. A goal for anyone and it all changes.

1:32:411:32:45

have a funny feeling that might look slightly different in about 45

1:32:451:32:53

minutes time. Do you think Poland will come out all guns blazing?

1:32:531:32:57

coach was critical of his team and said they fail because of the

1:32:571:33:01

expectation and they could not handle that. It is about to get

1:33:011:33:05

even bigger. It is 45 minutes for them and that is it, they have the

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chance to do it. They played reasonably well in the first half,

1:33:091:33:14

created chances. He will be saying to his guys, more of the same, pass

1:33:141:33:19

the ball and the chances will come your way. You have to take at least

1:33:191:33:26

one of them. Good to see the Scots at Euro 2012. A few of the boys

1:33:271:33:32

turned up! There was no chance it would get rained off with a

1:33:321:33:38

Scotsman in charge! He is well used to it. They may rue those misses. I

1:33:381:33:41

don't think football always allows you to get five or six chances and

1:33:411:33:45

they have had two or three really good ones. What have they got to do

1:33:451:33:51

to make the difference? So call very fast. I suspect in the last 15

1:33:511:33:57

or 20 minutes we will see then pushing forward -- score very fast.

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Hopefully they will do it because until now, they have deserved it.

1:34:041:34:08

The crowd should drive them forward. If they get off to a good start in

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this half, it should bode well. two teams are making their way out

1:34:131:34:20

onto the field of play. Let's rejoin our commentary team.

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Steve Wilson alongside Mick McCarthy.

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COMMENTATORS: That Karagounis goal in Warsaw has been digested here in

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Wroclaw. The fact of the matter is that it has changed everything here.

1:34:331:34:40

Suddenly, the Czechs are going out as it stands. Russia would win the

1:34:401:34:47

group, Greece would go through with them. If either side won this game

1:34:471:34:50

and Greece beat Russia, Greece would go through with the winners

1:34:501:34:55

of this. It could not be more finely poised. The game has changed

1:34:551:34:59

because the Czech Republic know for a while now that the draw is not,

1:34:591:35:04

as it stands, good enough. They might be more positive in the

1:35:041:35:08

second half. They had 56% of the play, I reckon the centre half's

1:35:091:35:14

had most of that. They have got to go for it. Don't leave with regrets,

1:35:141:35:21

see if you can get through to the next one. I think the chances are

1:35:211:35:28

it finishing 0-0 have reduced by a good deal. Plasil forward for the

1:35:281:35:36

Czech Republic. Lewandowski beaten in the air by Cup Shewan, who has

1:35:361:35:46
1:35:461:36:08

not done anything wrong at all. -- Hubschman, Plasil. Jiracek. It came

1:36:081:36:12

off Boenisch, a corner kick to the Czechs. Nothing has changed in

1:36:121:36:17

terms of the shape of the team, nobody has gone more offensive or

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done anything different. They are both still playing with one striker.

1:36:241:36:29

They might still be patient and wait. At some point, fortune is

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surely going do have to favour the brave. All the lucky. -- or the

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1:36:471:37:00

lucky. A decent corner, Milan Baros the appeal of Polanski. It is out

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defensive play, he has worked hard and got it back. Then he was

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assaulted by Polanski. Polanski would miss the quarter-final if

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Fouled by Milan Baros. -- Cech with Portsmouth, Milan Baros. Champions

1:38:061:38:11

League winner with Liverpool. European Championship semi-finalist

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with a shot in this competition, for his quality. He has got four-

1:38:301:38:34

to-one international goals in 91 caps. He has been a player for them,

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no question. May not have too many more miles on the clock. Nor might

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Poland in this tournament, if they don't find a goal from somewhere.

1:38:471:38:57
1:38:571:39:06

some great free-kicks against Russia. It is crazy, when the game

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1:39:161:39:20

is tight, to give away stupid free- was keeping an eye on Wasilewski, I

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don't think there was danger of the Polish centre half winning that.

1:39:251:39:29

seems strange, all the way from the other side and then take it short,

1:39:291:39:39

a bit of waste well. Must have been a culture shock. -- a bit wasteful.

1:39:391:39:43

Must have been a culture shock for Robert, the current champions of

1:39:431:39:53
1:39:531:40:26

good ball, well delivered, brought down nicely by Plasil. Blocked by

1:40:261:40:36
1:40:361:40:50

Piszczek. A fabulous pass by The first half finished with the

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Czech Republic in territorial ascendancy. The second half has

1:40:531:41:03
1:41:031:41:33

started them on the front foot. and they haven't done it yet, that

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Greece would be in a position where they could go through. They have

1:41:391:41:44

surprised us in the past. They won it against all the odds in Portugal.

1:41:441:41:54
1:41:541:41:55

None of us had given them any Lewandowski clearing it at the near

1:41:551:41:58

post, that comes in handy, when you send afford comes back and does

1:41:581:42:04

that. He is probably Shearer esque, he was one of the best at that,

1:42:041:42:10

near post, defending corner kicks. If Greece go through, it will give

1:42:101:42:18

the Netherlands some hope. Coming back from seemingly the dead, they

1:42:181:42:25

could still go through. Wasilewski brought down Milan Baros, a free-

1:42:251:42:34

kick. Poland are struggling to get a foothold at the moment. That's an

1:42:341:42:41

awful challenge. I'm not compromising challenge, shows so. -

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- it is uncompromising, shall we say? They are desperate to get the

1:42:461:42:49

crowd going and the performance going, they can't get hold of the

1:42:491:42:53

ball, not for long enough to get a head of steam. It is frustrating

1:42:531:43:02

for them. Czech Republic look cannier and cooler. But 0-0 won't

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the way across the goal. Surprised that Tyton let that flash across

1:43:301:43:40
1:43:401:43:50

his face. Limbersky, positive thinking. A goal-kick. When Gebre

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1:44:001:44:03

sliding across the near post, or getting hurt and going into those

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1:44:131:44:28

play their games in one venue, close to their own border. But at

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1:44:381:44:40

allowed to play all the games here. It is very close to the Czech

1:44:401:44:48

Republic. When other teams have had to travel so far. It should be a

1:44:481:44:58
1:44:581:45:08

huge advantage but it is not in Warsaw. Poland are going to be

1:45:081:45:18
1:45:181:45:28

the first to make a change. Grosicki plays his football in

1:45:281:45:38
1:45:381:45:45

is on side. His first touch allowed Boenisch to close him down. Kolar

1:45:451:45:55
1:45:551:46:01

could not kick the ball in play. -- the second half, but he has won a

1:46:011:46:11
1:46:111:46:37

waste. Neither team can put anything together attacking Wise.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds

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honest, making him catch it good first touch. The referee

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should let that go. He is trying to get him booked, that is all. It is

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rubbish, in my view. He is trying to take a quick and he has kicked

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it against him. He has given the Czech Republic the opportunity to

1:47:581:48:08
1:48:081:48:17

take the free kick again but he that side, although Gebre Selassie

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is getting further forward. He has had one good cross and he is now

1:48:221:48:26

venturing down that side. Maybe that is them being a bit more

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adventurous. They need someone to help a Baros, he is a really lonely

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figure, not having much joy at all. There is not much more than half an

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hour for one of the sky it -- side at the central midfielder that he

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Craig Thomson has blown. Frustration for Dudka and four

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Grosicki, who was running away with presence in there. Which is great,

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but they actually need somebody to open them up, somebody to create

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kicks at the moment. It must be getting to the stage where somebody

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is going to win it by been brave and having a go. Even if they lose

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it by having a go, get your players forward, have a few shots, just had

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a go at it. Don't just go out with a goalless draw, the pair of them.

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Poland have never won a match in European Championship finals. They

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have -- they are going to have to win this one or it is all over.

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Free kick just outside the penalty area. Yellow card immediately given

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to Wasilewski, the Polish centre half. Limbersky it was. He cost

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them the other night with a stupid challenge. This is a ridiculous

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challenge. He gave away a free kick, Arshavin put it in and Russia

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through by winning this game. The get out of their own half, Poland.

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They are asking for it. If you keep giving free kicks away, at some

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stage... They do go down that easy, but at some stage, they will get a

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get at the keeper and get players across him. It was too high, it

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of ideas. They were pretty good in the first half, had chances, but

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nothing has happened for them in the second half. Limbersky has

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caused one or two moments of worry free kick to the Czech Republic

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around the Polish penalty area. is a handful, Pilar. He is so low

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to the ground, he is difficult to dislodge and knock off the ball. He

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gets another free kick. At this stage, you would say if anyone is

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going to win this game, it will be a goal-kick. It was a smart

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reaction stop from Tyton up to deny Sivok. It is a great delivery. They

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were unfortunate the other night, when it just hit of the Russian

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keeper and it is the same there, it has just hit him. But if they keep

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giving free kicks away, they will sustained possession inside the

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halfway line a lost it. Gebre in a first, Greece in second, Czech

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a full and giving a Baros all that stick, if the cheque Republic have

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a better striker on the pitch, they could win this game. -- Czech

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everything they can to rouse their Hubschman. Very generously, the

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ball was put out of play by Limbersky. Lewandowski is OK.

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he has clumped him, but it doesn't hurt that much, -- I know. You have

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to get on with it. They are talking about him coming to the Premier

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League, he might get one or two free kick. They might have

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had made about and 80 yard run to look daft, Baros, but he has hit

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the target there eventually. I don't know why Poland took the free

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kick that short, they gained no advantage and caught themselves

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the other day and they caused Mick McCarthy is practically in

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Mick McCarthy is practically in kept it, been patient, and he

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moment, Poland. The weight of expectation, their coach talked

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about being paralysed by fear in the opening game against Greece,

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which really they should have won. That is the game that cost them.

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They gave that away, no question. But they didn't look as though they

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were paralysed by fear in the first half, they played OK and they had

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chances, but they have had nothing service this half. He held it up,

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brought people into play in the first half. He has had nothing.

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won that header, helped on by the penalty against the Polish in

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the opening game, scoring a goal for Greece against Russia in

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Walsall which would see Russia and to win their group, they would face

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Greece in the last eight, at the gut to get up with Milan Baros.

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Here is Jiracek, 1-0! Jiracek for the Czech Republic! It just might

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have put them into the last eight Milan Baros, has played the pass

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that has killed them off. Gone on the break, lost the ball in the

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Czech half and they have been punished. They give the ball away.

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It is parasite football, sitting back, catch them on the break.

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Milan Baros has done well on this occasion. I think Jiracek has

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helped him out. He has just passed it into the net, a great finish.

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Absolute despair for Poland. Utter delight, utter delight, for the

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Czech Republic. Poland have taken Republic game plan has worked. They

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frustrated Poland, waited for the mistake and punished them. It is a

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harsh lesson for Poland. You miss your chances, you get beaten.

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Another change, Murawski making way. they are beating Russia. It goes to

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the head to head if you finish on in that position, he finds Baros. -

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- the Czechs in that position. It stepped inside and passed it in the

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Brozek, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic,

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not that you would have noticed. He only played three times. He is on,

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and any juice gears on. -- of Poland all afternoon. He has

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been a threat and it has suited him. They have got a corner, and they

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downfield, Milan Baros is on side. Tyton beaten to it. Was that

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Piszczek, the last defender, he has had a tough night. Pilar has caused

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referee obliges. A free kick. This is where Tyton beat Milan Baros to

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been saying how good a tournament that Piszczek has had, but Pilar

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has really caused him problems. Smuda, at the moment, in the slough

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of despond. Plasil, to take the Dudka got it away, I don't know her

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he has managed to do that. -- how he has managed. Write off the nose.

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They were queuing up to head it in the clearance. That might go out of

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play. Lewandowski will keep it in, he has got it towards Mierzejewski.

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Brozek arriving in the middle, too deep for him. Kept in by

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Blaszczykowski. We have barely mentioned in second half. A driven

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cross, blocked by Limbersky, a Polish corner. It was a good break.

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Lewandowski got it in the first place, chased a lost cause and

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played it through. They extraordinary, Czech Republic lost

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their opening game 4-1 to Russia and at the moment they are going

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the chin, it was absolutely hammered. Jiracek is not going to

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get up in a hurry. Whether it has hurt him or not, he is not going to

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get up in a hurry. Take the sting out of the game. It is a great

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knock you out. You are meant to head it. It has hit him on the

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forehead. There is a difference, you are Mick McCarthy, he is

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Jiracek. I know there is a slight Poland. They desperately need a

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goal, but one isn't enough. game. No, he had a good first half.

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Gebre Selassie knocked his arm and put him off balance. He has had

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very little. He hit the side netting with the left foot of. --

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the left-footer. The foot was high from Limbersky. The Czech Republic

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performance against Russia, compared to this. This has been

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boring, but more professional. They waited for their chance. Perquis

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Republic are going to make a change can play on the right hand of

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scorer. Rajtoral will play right Ireland in February. He comes on.

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I'm sure there will be more of a defensive player than Jiracek. --

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sure he will be. He has done his job and got his goal and they want

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to shore it up now. Make sure they it away from Dudka. Hubschman to

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Gebre Selassie. Petr Cech had to scamper a little bit. Caused him a

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bit of concern. The nerves start jangling. They are going through,

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they don't want to make a mistake. They just have, Hubschman and

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there another twist in this? With everything that has gone on in this

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group and the lively qualifiers, you still think that something as

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now might change everything. Dudka, straight into the wall. A good

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chance... The flag was up, it wouldn't have counted. Mierzejewski

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header. The wall did well to start with. They got a flicker. He looks

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of side, he has given it anywhere, it makes no odds -- he looks

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offside. It doesn't matter if you miss it, if you stick it in the net

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another substitution to eat up a few moments. It is another war --

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forward player. The is he taking coming off? Your thoughts on Pilar?

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He has been excellent, Piszczek is a good player and caused him all

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sorts of problems. It is kicking off here. Craig Thomson has a bit

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of a coming together to deal with. I cannot honestly tell you what

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caused that, but suddenly it was all kicking off. I think it was

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because Pilar was wandering around with very little intention of

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getting off the pitch at any great speed. Jaroslav Plasil has been

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shown the yellow card, it is his first of the tournament.

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outstanding game, he has had, Pilar. He is already well versed in the

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dark arts of football, not going off when you number has coming off

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and causing aggro. Every team does against Grosicki and the Polish

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at Hampden. I used the expression "Won a penalty" advisedly. It

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corner. It was a great delivery, a great better football and the

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fabulous cross and it looks like Lewandowski was going to get his

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head on it, but the defender did He has gone down, and he has got

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the free kick. I think there is going to be a card for Perquis. The

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5th Polish yellow card. He was a to got the penalty at Scotland? -- he

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was it? It was one of the worst decisions I have seen for a long

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time, one of the biggest diets, I will save on your behalf. -- one of

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Czech Republic, who have done what they needed to do. Tomas Pekhart on

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if they get one, the Czech Republic are out again. There are four

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a twist in it? I don't bear, but you and I sat here talking

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beforehand and week never expected this -- I don't know. We never

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expected the results that to go as they are going. One goal doesn't

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mean a lot to Poland, it would need everything to the Czech Republic it

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having won it when nobody expected them to do it, and to be honest,

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they could do with a break, out, that is incredible. If you

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start with a 4-1 win and then get a draw against the hosts, you

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probably feel you have done the moment but one of Polish goal and

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they dropped from first to third. - - drop. It looks most unlikely at

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the moment, doesn't it? It does, to be honest. Here is a free kick,

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though. This has to go in the box. It is the charge of the White

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Brigade. Every white shirt has gone has got the free kick as well. I

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think Hubschman has been excellent. He has, he has played well. It is a

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really poor ball into the box, not causing any problems at all. They

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hang it up, let them all challenge for it, but it was a poor ball.

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Four minutes where indicated. We He is just being a pest. He just

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stood in the way. He deserves a card. And he deserves it for

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falling over and trying to get the other fellow booked. Eight yellow

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through, but they might have knocked the Czech Republic at. Here

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is a chance, Blaszczykowski! Off the line! That was the Czech

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Republic quarter-final place on the line up right there and Michal

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Kadlec kept them in it. And the referee blows, and they have done

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it! How about that? They have done it and they have done it by a

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whisker. They have done it thanks to the goal scored by Jiracek and

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thanks to the header off the line by Michal Kadlec in the last

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seconds of the game. Despair and defeat for the polls, they are out

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-- the Polish. Beaten by the Czech Republic by one goal to nil.

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GARY LINEKER: The co-hosts I read, they will be joined by Greece

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unless Russia can score -- I read. upsetting the applecart with

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Karagounis's a goal seconds before the half-time break. Time for last

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-- one last throw of the dice. 20 seconds remaining. And that might

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just be it. All of the Greeks are off the bench, they are pointing

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and making gestures to the referee, pointing to imaginary watches. The

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captain scored the goal, he has been withdrawn. What an

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extraordinary turnaround in Group A, because Greece were awful in the

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first 45 minutes of their opening match against Poland. They were two

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down inside six minutes against the Czech Republic in their second

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match, but they have saved their best until last in the Group Stage.

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They have not rush out of Euro 2012 and Greece, winners in 2004,

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against the arts, have caused an almighty upset in Warsaw -- against

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the odds. Greece joined the Czech Republic in the last eight thanks

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to a goal from their captain, Karagounis. Deja-vu from 2004, it

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really was. They opened their account with a draw against Poland,

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lost against the Czech Republic and came into this game knowing that a

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win against Russia would take them through, Russia knowing that one

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point would see them through. Russia did not share the desire or

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the efforts they needed to inside the stadium tonight. Well done to

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Greece. It started so well for Russia, 4-1 winners over the Czech

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Republic in their open match. They were held by Poland and it has gone

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from bad to worse, beaten by a goal from Karagounis. Greece are

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celebrating, Russia are going home. celebrate. Shades of eight years

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ago, can they do it again? The Russians are out, he would have

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thought that? They won their opening game 4-1 against the Czech

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Republic. The Czech Republic are into the next round and the

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Russians are going home. The Greek supporters celebrate, as well they

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might. I don't think anybody really saw that one coming. Those

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celebrations will continue. Meanwhile, the Czech Republic are

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celebrating as well. They had to beat Poland. They did so and they

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too are through to the last eight. The contrast in emotions that both

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sets of players and supporters are going through, David, it

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encapsulates what for Paul Anton that football is all about. And for

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both of them to go through, it is the best that each of them would

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have expected. They get a chance in a one-off game in the quarter-final,

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but it is a shock, because I thoroughly expected Russia to go

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through, but that is the way football has been busier, some real

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shock. The agony and the ecstasy is all there on that field. I think it

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is really incredible. The Russians started Stowe's strongly -- so

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strongly. Looking at it from another point of view, for the

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Greek people, it is a great moment of celebration and hope that it

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will have given them through this victory, I am so happy for them.

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The Polish ruined it themselves, they had great chances in the first

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half. And they have still never won a game in the European

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Championships, Poland. But they were really disappointing in the

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second half, they did not have any energy, desire... I'm reluctant to

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use that, because they are fears they would have wanted to go

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through, but they just didn't deserve it. -- they are obviously.

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There is confirmation. Russia are going out because of their inferior

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head-to-head record. The co-hosts of Poland finished bottom of the

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group and will have to wait at least another four years to get

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that elusive European Championship win. Overall, I think the Czech

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Republic came back well into that game and possibly edge it. They

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probably edged the second half. They passed it around a little bit

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better, their tactics were certainly better than the Polish.

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In what sense? I was so disappointed, because Poland, there

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was no energy from them, they were quite content for the Czech

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Republic to pass the ball across the back and of course, the longer

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the game went on, they pushed forward and forward and they got

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the goal and hit them on the break. And it worked perfectly for them.

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Two poor side, really. I would be amazed if the Czech Republic were

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to go on past the quarter-final. But you never know in a one-off

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game. But he would have thought that Czech Republic would go

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through having lost the first game 4-1. They will play Germany,

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Holland or Portugal, or possibly Denmark, you never know, that group

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is also in the air. Everything is open, it is a great tournament.

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Everything is until the last game. The Polish started really good,

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they had their chances and it would have been great for the home fans

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to go further in the tournament, but the Czech Republic have more

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quality, that is the bottom line and they were too afraid of going

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forward. He said at half-time, David, that you thought the Polish

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might rue missing their chances, but when the Czech Republic had the

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Poland. They did not play like a side that needed -- that was trying

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to get through. It was a good run by Jiracek, he gives Baros a great

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option. It has got a great ball off Baros, but he makes it into him, it

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is an excellent finish. The pace of the Polish players coming back,

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they didn't have the legs. Early on, they started with so much legs. Did

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they run out of steam? The was exactly the same in their first

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game against craze. They were lively and energetic in the first

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half -- against Greece. In the second half there was no energy.

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The coach even said after the game, they fell down because of the huge

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expectations on them. Is it the huge pressure on their shoulders?

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thought those good players you were talking about at half-time, they

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never were mentioned in the second half. I think it is to do with how

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poor Poland were that the Czechs won it. I think they were

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relatively comfortable in the end after winning the initiative.

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chance falls to Lewandowski. We said about him being a marksman and

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scoring goals. Be it ended up being the best chance. The defender just

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pushes him and moves him off is not a great opportunity but he

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should hit the target and make Petr Cech work. And this was the long

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effort from be a niche in the first wouldn't have really helped the

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Poles but he would have sent the Czechs home. It is a poor header

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when he can somehow get it back in the ground and -- in the goal and

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he heads it into the ground. This is the pressure we were talking

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about. Play as the host country, the pressure can be positive but

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also negative. In the second half they were non-existent, apart from

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the one at the end. They were dull. We are sad here thinking, come on,

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you are about to go out of the competition, shows some energy and

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spirit. At least one of you go and closed down and set the other team

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mates off and get the crowd going. They are just content to stand of

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them. There is no one within 25 or 30 yards. There has to be more

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energy and more determination, to say, we are about to go out of this

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competition, we have got to have more, but there was nothing. So

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surprising. You don't do those things when you don't feel that you

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physically can do it, you want to be safe and with defenders.

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they are in desperate need of a goal. They have to go on. We were

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saying, get everyone further up the pitch and close someone down. Even

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if you just spark the crowd with something, try to get some energy

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from somewhere, but it never happened. One of the co-hosts his

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out and a sense that the scenes in the Gdansk and park are fairly

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there was a hope that there would be Cowboy recharge when the news

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came through from Walsall of the scoreline -- the cavalry charge.

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When the news came through from Warsaw. I was in the Euro 2008 in

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Switzerland and there was no sense of football fever there. Here it is

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very different. The Poles get it and have bought into it.

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Unfortunately in the rain in Gdansk, it dents in disappointment. -- it

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ends in. Let's see how events get forward at every opportunity.

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He scored the winner against Nigeria in South Africa at the

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World Cup a couple of years ago, the first ever win for Greece in

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the finals of the World Cup. He booked his little place in Greek

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footballing history. A little flick one picked up the run. Dzagoev for

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Russia, towards Arshavin. A great save. A good cross, Arshavin gets a

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the return, he finds Kerzhakov. close was that? We are right behind

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to get forward. He has got away. Yuri Zhirkov for Russia. A great

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chance! But away at the very last The chance was missed. A great run

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from Zhirkov. It falls kindly for Karagounis. A late chance in this

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first half. Would you believe it?! On the day he equals the national

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record four caps, game number 124 Karagounis, and he scores one of

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the biggest goals of his international career. There is hope

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for grease in this tournament. They lead Russia 1-0. -- or Greece. But

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things stand as they are, Russia and Greece will go out and the

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Czech Republic and Poland will go desperate challenge from the full

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score a second one. Is that a penalty? No, and Karagounis is

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going to be booked by the referee. To me, he has absolutely got it

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And a card. Not a great place to concede a free kick. That really

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away with that one there. They very nearly made it two. So unlucky.

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was. Russia at the moment, devoid of inspiration. Plenty of

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perspiration. Arshad then! Dzagoev. No more than a ball's with white --

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Arshavin! No more than a ball's width wide. I thought that was

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going to be his 4th goal. That is how close they are to going through.

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The Russians are going home, the Greeks join the Czech Republic in

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the last eight. England need just a point to book their place in the

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quarter-finals following a dramatic So much rests on the result of this

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game. What a good strike that was. Gerrard de Carroll, England 1-0. It

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is a moment he will save it for the again. And it is another gold, for

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Olof Mellberg! England have been beaten by their own game plan. Theo

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Walcott is going to come on. Walcott! Smash being from distance.

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There is real hope again for England. Ibrahimovic. What a finish

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from well back! England in front again. It is a master class from

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Danny Welbeck. The toil and the effort and the work has been

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safely back in Krakow, as is Gabby Logan. We were hoping to bring you

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scenes of jubilation in Krakow. This square, with that fabulous

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monument in the middle, has been filled with Polish fans after the

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first two group games, party in long into the night. Sadly the

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party is over for the joint hosts. They have been such fabulous hosts

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so far, you hope they will keep with this tournament, and that

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Krakow, which is not a hose city, Krakow, which is not a hose city,

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still embraces the tournament. You have vans collecting from all over

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the competition. As it goes forward to, let's hope the spirit is

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retained -- you have fans collecting. I hope -- I guess the

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party will be over earlier and the England players can get some shut-

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eye. They got back in the early hours after their victory against

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Sweden and Roy Hodgson's players has spent most of the day

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recovering or relaxing at the hotel. We have found out that tomorrow's

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training session is now closed, no cameras allowed. We managed to

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speak to one of the players, Wayne Rooney, who is back from suspension

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and eligible for the final group game against Ukraine on Monday. You

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can hear more of that interview, fascinating talking to him and

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hearing his insight into this Hodgins regime. That will be

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tomorrow on BBC One -- this Hodgson regime. Roy Hodgson went around in

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a golf buggy in the Jewish quarter today, it is really the only way to

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travel. I hope to get one myself. What was your take on England's

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performance? I thought they'd did brilliantly. Before the competition,

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if you had given England four points in the first two games, and

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you take out the bits and pieces were they could have played better

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and not had enough possession, I think England have done a great job.

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I think they are in a good position. I still think it will be tough and

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the Ukraine game will be a lot tougher. Wayne Rooney can come back

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and play, someone you have nurtured, you brought him into the Everton

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starting line-up something like 10 years ago. He will be a big plus,

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what will he give England? He will give them the linked to make them

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play a little bit better. They have not quite have enough play through

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Parker and Gerrard, going into Carroll and Welbeck. I think Wayne

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can play between the lines, get on the ball and helping them play

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better. I think -- help England play better. He has a massive fear

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factor and that might create more space for people like Steven

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Gerrard. The only worry is that he has not played for such a long time.

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About five weeks. That would be a slight concern. Well England go

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through? I definitely believe so. I like them very much. Great spirit.

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I would love to see them reaching some moments in the game a bit

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better. But they gave what he wanted. I love the positivity.

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Thanks to all of you. That is it from us on the night that the

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Gary Lineker introduces live Euro 2012 coverage as the final round of Group A matches gets underway. The featured game is the Czech Republic against Poland.

The Czechs were finalists at Euro 96, and semi-finalists as recently as 2004, but were not heavily fancied prior to this tournament. However, with Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech between the posts and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky pulling the strings in midfield, they will be hopeful of at least reaching the knock-out stages.

Co-hosts Poland are the lowest ranked side in the tournament, but Franciszek Smuda's side boast one of the most sought-after strikers in European football, Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski, who scored 30 goals for his club this season. The Poles have never gone further than the group stage at the European Championship, but they should get plenty of support from a partisan crowd at Wroclaw's Municipal Stadium.


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