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Poland


Federation founded: 1919
FIFA member since: 1923
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: White and red
Nickname: Biale Orly (The White Eagles)
World Cups qualified for: 7 (of 20)
Best results: 3rd place 1974, 1982

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 31 W 15 D 5 L 11 GF 44 GA 40 Pts 50
Poland are 15th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1938 First round 11 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 Did not enter
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Second phase 3 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Second phase 5 Squad Qualifiers
1982 Semifinal 3 Squad Qualifiers
1986 Round of 16 14 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 First round 25 Squad Qualifiers
2006 First round 21 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1974, 1982
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1978
Biggest win 7-0 vs Haiti 1974
Biggest loss 0-4 vs Brazil 1986
0-4 vs Portugal 2002
Most wins in a row 5
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 5
Longest run without win 4
Longest run qualifying 4 (1974-86)
Longest run not qualifying 6 (1950-70)
Penalty shoot-outs -
POL vs Europe W6 - D3 - L5
POL vs South America W4 - D0 - L5
POL vs Asia W0 - D0 - L1
POL vs Africa W1 - D2 - L0
POL vs N/C America W4 - D0 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Wladislaw Zmuda 21 1974-86
Grzegorz Lato 20 1974-82
Zbigniew Boniek 16 1978-86
Kazimierz Deyna 13 1974-78
Henryk Kasperczak 13 1974-78
Andrzej Szarmach 13 1974-82
Antoni Szymanowski 13 1974-78
Jerzy Gorgon 12 1974-78

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Grzegorz Lato 10 1974-82
Andrzej Szarmach 7 1974-82
Zbigniew Boniek 6 1978-86
Kazimierz Deyna 4 1974-78
Ernst Willimowski 4 1938
Bartosz Bosacki 2 2006
Wlodzimierz Smolarek 2 1982-86


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1938 1R Brazil [aet] L 5-6 1974 1R Argentina W 3-2 1R Haiti W 7-0 1R Italy W 2-1 2Ph Sweden W 1-0 2Ph Yugoslavia W 2-1 2Ph West Germany L 0-1 3/4 Brazil W 1-0 1978 1R West Germany D 0-0 1R Tunisia W 1-0 1R Mexico W 3-1 2Ph Argentina L 0-2 2Ph Peru W 1-0 2Ph Brazil L 1-3 1982 1R Italy D 0-0 1R Cameroon D 0-0 1R Peru W 5-1 2Ph Belgium W 3-0 2Ph Soviet Union D 0-0 SF Italy L 0-2 3/4 France W 3-2 1986 1R Morocco D 0-0 1R Portugal W 1-0 1R England L 0-3 2R Brazil L 0-4 2002 1R South Korea L 0-2 1R Portugal L 0-4 1R United States W 3-1 2006 1R Ecuador L 0-2 1R Germany L 0-1 1R Costa Rica W 2-1



 

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