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Gibraltar vs Poland 0-7 Video Highlights

Gibraltar vs Poland 0-7 Video Highlights


All Goals – Gibraltar 0-7 Poland – 07-09-2014…

UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Poland starting their EURO 2016 qualifying campaign in Algarve, where Robert Lewandowski’s side as heavy favorite will face the newest UEFA member Gibraltar. Polish and Gibraltarian sides have yet to meet in any UEFA competition game – men’s, women’s or futsal.

UEFA has not welcomed a new nation since Montenegro became the European governing body’s 53rd member in January 2007. Montenegro drew their first two competitive games – at home in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying – but it took them until their ninth competitive match (2-1 against Georgia) to claim a first victory.

UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts Poland won only one of their away games in 2014 World Cup qualifying – 5-1 against San Marino. The other four ended as two draws, and two losses.

POLAND in UEFA European Championship records:

History
2012 – group stage
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – last 16

Qualifying win
5-0: three times, most recently Poland v Azerbaijan, 24/03/07

Qualifying defeat
1-4: twice, most recently Slovakia v Poland, 11/10/95
0-3: three times, most recently Sweden v Poland, 11/06/03

Final tournament appearances 
6: Marcin Wasilewski
5: Dariusz Dudka
5: Rafał Murawski
4: 
Łukasz Piszczek
3: 
15 players

Final tournament goals
1: Jakub Błaszczykowski
1: Roger Guerreiro
1: Robert Lewandowski

Overall appearances 
28: Jacek Bąk
20: Mariusz Lewandowski
19: Maciej Żurawski
19: Jacek Krzynówek
18: Michał Żewłakow
18: Marcin Wasilewski 

Overall goals
9: Euzebiusz Smolarek
8: Andrzej Juskowiak
6: Włodzimierz Lubański

Head coach

Gibraltar: Allen Bula

Date of birth: 4 January 1965
Nationality: Gibraltarian
Playing career: Manchester 62, Gibraltar United FC, St Joseph’s FRAC, Glacis United FC
Coaching career: Gibraltar

• Having turned out for many of the top sides in Gibraltar, as well as the national Under-21 selection, Bula’s hopes of a long football career were dashed when a serious injury brought an end to his playing days at just 22.

• The charismatic Bula moved to England to study, and helped out with the youth teams at non-league outfits Dover Rangers FC and near neighbours Dover Athletic FC.

• Bula’s footballing life took an unlikely turn in 2004 when he went to Slovakia to work in the youth academy at 1. FC Košice, becoming the club’s head of football development in 2006.

• Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matić and Manchester City FC youngster Albert Rusnák were two players who came through the Košice ranks under Bula.

• Named as Gibraltar coach in 2010, Bula split his time between the Rock and Slovakia for a while, but is now full-time coach, leading the territory in their first game as a UEFA member nation, a 0-0 draw with Slovakia on 19 November 2013.

Poland: Adam Nawałka

Date of birth: 23 October 1957
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Wisła Kraków, PAAC Eagles
Coaching career: GKS Świt Krzeszowice, Wisła Kraków (three times), Zagłębie Lubin, MKS Sandecja Nowy Sącz, Jagiellonia Białystok, GKS Katowice, Górnik Zabrze, Poland

• Nawałka, part of Poland’s squad at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, spent most of his playing days in the Wisła midfield before ending his career in the late 1980s in Chicago.

• Having qualified as a coach, he took charge of Krzeszowice in 1996 before returning to Wisła two years later to head their youth set-up. He twice had spells at the senior helm, winning the 2001 Polish League Cup.

• After several adventures in the dugouts of clubs in Poland’s top two divisions, culminating in a 2006–07 return to Wisła, Nawałka had a short stint as assistant to national coach Leo Beenhakker, aiding their UEFA EURO 2008 qualification.

• Soon back in club coaching with Katowice, at the start of 2010 Nawałka switched to Górnik and within six months had guided them to promotion.

• With Górnik top of the Polish First Division in October 2013, Nawałka agreed to take the Poland job, beginning the following month.

Match officials

  • RefereeStefan Johannesson (SWE)
  • Assistant refereesFredrik Nilsson (SWE) , Mehmet Culum (SWE)
  • Additional assistant refereesMartin Strömbergsson (SWE) , Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
  • Fourth officialPer Brogevik (SWE)
  • UEFA DelegateClaude Runavot (FRA)
  • UEFA Referee observerAre Habicht (EST)

Referee

Name Date of birth UEFA EURO matches UEFA matches
Stefan Johannesson 22/11/1971 0 63

Stefan Johannesson

Referee since: 1994
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
N/A

UEFA Other matches involving refs from either of the two countries involved in this match

Date Competition Stage Home Away Result Venue
20/08/2003 FRIE. R1 Estonia Poland 1-2 Tallinn
19/10/2006 UEL GS Wisła Kraków Blackburn Rovers FC 1-2 Krakow
30/08/2007 UEL 2QR Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski FC Tobol Kostanay 2-0 Grodzisk Wielkopolski
03/11/2011 UEL GS Legia Warszawa FC Rapid Bucureşti 3-1 Warsaw

Conclusion

Poland is expected to win, and win big to start strong their EURO 2016 qualifying campaign. Any other result, than Poland convincing victory by at least few goals, would be shocking.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:POLAND to WIN POLAND to WIN -1.5 CHRIS’S PREDICTION: POLAND to WIN -2.5 OVER 2.5 Goals CHRIS’S PREDICTION: OVER 3.5 Goals

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