The situation in different regions of the world has not been very stable for years. Unfortunately, this also happened to representatives of Poland once in recent years. White and Red were going to a court meeting, fearing a possible terrorist attack. Details were revealed two years later by Zbigniew Boniek. It wasn’t easy getting some players to leave for the match.
Poland is advancing through the upcoming World Cup qualifiers without any major adventures. Unfortunately, it was not the same color during the fight for the Euro. An unusual situation occurred before the first-leg match with Israel in 2019. A missile attack took place in Tel Aviv just before a meeting of cadres led by Jerzy Przyczyk at the time. No wonder there is some skepticism about the appropriateness of playing a match under these circumstances.
Poland-Israel: Footballers were afraid of a terrorist attack
Zbigniew Boniek spoke behind the scenes of this match. There were many players who were simply afraid to go to Israel. – There were footballers who, although we said we could go quietly and we are in contact with the embassy and the Foreign Ministry and not in danger, were afraid to go, they had fears – recalls Zbigniew Bunic in an interview with TVP Sport.
How many players were supposed to be afraid for their health? – That was a problem as there were two or three who didn’t want to go to this match at all. In the end, I managed to convince them, using the argument: “Why don’t you go, what are you afraid of, for yourself? I have no right to be afraid for myself? I have no wife, no grandchildren, no family? He did not go ”- the former president of the Polish Football Association The football was convincing the players.
See photos of Łukasz Fabiański bidding farewell to the Polish national team. weep bitterly!
In the end the match went smoothly! Poland beat Israel 2:1. For Jerzy Brzęczek, Krzysztof Piątek and Grzegorz Krychowiak scored the goals. Munis Dabour scored an honorary blow to Israel.
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