The match ended with Slovakia winning 2-1
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Given that their current squad is built to the title of World Player of the Year, many observers expect Poland to emerge behind favorites Spain from a tight division at this summer’s Euros. However, their opening game of the much-delayed event could prove crucial in the final analysis, as they must also face Sweden’s experience and their collective will, having faced a new Spanish team in their second game. Coach Paulo Sousas tactical adjustments have proven to be a failure so far since his appointment to replace former coach Jerzy Przeczyk earlier this year, which came after the latter quietly guided his country through the playoffs. Having struggled under Przeczyk when the Nations League resumed last November, traveling coach Sousa has continued to experiment with many individuals and tactical setups. However, in the opening matches of the Qatar 2022 qualifiers, Poland collected only one point from their encounters with main rivals England and Hungary. Andorras humble defeat is between them.
Yalla Shot, live broadcast of the Poland-Slovakia match
Another relatively successful country in France will be waiting for Poland for its first match, as Slovakia was happy to reach the Round of 16 in its first-ever European Championship since independence in the last stage of the Euros. With three teams again advancing from four of the six groups, coach Stefan Tarkovic’s side can realistically target a repeat of the 2016 achievement, but will be aware that avoiding defeat on opening night could prove crucial to their hopes. The Falcons certainly outsmarted the “luck of the Irish” to reach the finals: beat the Republic of Ireland on penalties in the semi-finals – with coach Pavel Happal sacked – before Tarkovic led them to victory over the North. Ireland in the final.