Video: Poland resurrects the ghost of Lato and Boniek


Yesterday, Poland beat Brazil, 1-0 in the U20. It was the first time in over 30 years a Polish team had beaten a Brazilian team at any level. The last time was in the 1974 World Cup when Gregorsz Lato scored against Brazil. Lato and Zbiegnew Boniek, the red haired wonder striker who also played for Juventus saw Poland’s finest period of soccer from the 70′s to the mid 80′s. Poland achieved two third place finishes, in the 1974 and 1982 World Cups.
I think after the disappointing showing of the national squad in the 2006 World Cup, Poland has rebounded back with a strong performance in the Euro 2008 qualifiers and this win against Brazil in the U20 shows that they have a very promising future ahead.

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