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Poland v Wales - 2002 World Cup - Result.
Poland (0) 0 Wales (0) 0

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Match Report

A battling performance from Wales in Warsaw secured another point in World Cup qualifying Group 5. Determined in defence, competitive in midfield and always looking to create up-front this was one of the best performances by a Welsh team in recent years. Wales remained un-changed from the side that drew with Norway at the Millennium Stadium four days earlier. The closet threat came in the 73 minute when Juskowiak's shot clipped the crossbar.
Key moments
First half
1 min: A Mark Delaney pass puts John Hartson free into box but he seemed surprised that he was not called offside. He then tamely hits a right foot lob wide of the target.
10 min: Gilewicz is through on goal on the right but his hits the side netting.
31 min: Kaluzny rises six-yards out to meet a Zewlakow cross but he guides his header wide of the right-hand post.
44 min: A Kaluzny effort from outside the box fails to test Paul Jones.
Half time score Poland..0 Wales..0
46 min: Wales were awarded a throw on the left, Karwan takes it quickly for the Poles but amazingly referee Batista waves play on. With the defence stretched Juskowiak hits a first-time shot high and wide from just inside the area.
48 min: A long free-kick somehow finds it's way to Gary Speed who hits his right-foot shot wide of the right-hand post.
63 min: A 30-yard free kick from Zewlakow's goes narrowly over Paul Jones' crossbar.
73 min: Poland's best chance of the game came as a Zewlakov run and cross from the left finds Juskowiak in the box, he turns and shoots in one movement only to find his shot clipping the top of Paul Jones' crossbar.
77 min: Gary Speed finds space at the far post to meet a Ryan Giggs free-kick but his header falls straight into the arms of Dudek.
82 min: A John Robinson run and pass on the right is cut out by the Polish defence with Ryan Giggs in space and with a clear run on goal.
90 min: Zewlakow shoots wide from a 25-yard free kick.
Full-time score Poland..0 Wales..0

Mark Hughes added after his side's battling performance "I am delighted for my players. They worked very hard in a difficult game for us". Hughes confirmed that the FAW will make a complaint to FIFA over the constant antics of the Polish PA announcer.

Team line-ups
Poland Wales
  1 - Jerzy Dudek
2 - Tomasz Klos
3 - Jacek Zielinski
4 - Michal Zewlakow
5 - Tomasz Waldoch
6 - Jacek Krzynowek
7 - Piotr Swierczewski
8 - Bartosz Karwan
9 - Andrzej Juskowiak
10 - Radoslaw Kaluzny
11 - Radoslaw Gilewicz

12 - Adam Matysek
13 - Tomasz Hajto
14 - Tomasz Iwan
15 - Tomasz Zdebel
16 - Tomasz Rzasa
17 - Pawel Kryszalowicz
19 - Emmanuel Olisadebe
      1 - Paul Jones
2 - Mark Delaney
3 - Robert Page
4 - Andy Melville
5 - Chris Coleman
6 - Robert Savage
7 - John Robinson
8 - John Hartson
9 - Nathan Blake
10 - Gary Speed
11 - Ryan Giggs

12 - Matthew Jones
14 - Iwan Roberts
15 - Gareth Roberts
16 - Kit Symons
17 - Darren Barnard
18 - Carl Robinson
21 - Roger Freestone
  Substitute For Mins   Substitute For Mins
  Pawel Kryszalowicz
Tomasz Rzasa
Emmanuel Olisadebe
  Matthew Jones
      Mins       Mins
          Robbie Savage
Andy Melville
John Hartson

Match details
Half-time 0-0
Full-time 0-0
Date 11.10.2000
Kick off 8.00pm local time
Venue Legia Stadium
City / town Warsaw
Attendance -
Referee Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (Portugal)

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