Thursday, May 20, 2010

Poland World Cup 74 kits

Poland make the impact on the international football when shook up the world during the World Cup in Germany 1974 with the third places tittle. However, this was no huge surprise as the core of the team successfully achieved a gold medal place in the Munich Olympics in 1972. The Olympics were not considered a major tournament by most Western nations, but Eastern European countries bypassed the amateur rules by fielding their full national teams, as most players also had employment with national industries or within the army. With their lighting speed and incredible team chemistry they were almost unstoppable. In qualifying they surprised everyone by eliminating England, quarter-finalists in 1970 and Champions in 1966.

Poland started the tournament on the Group 4 first round stage met Argentina, The match finished 3–2 for Poland with two goal Grzegorz Lato and Andrzej Szarmach the scorer. Poland easily beat the Caribbean nation of Haiti 7–0 in their second game and win a 2-1 against Italy to gave their third consecutive win, which led them to win the group. In the second round Poland first won 1–0 against a Swedish side, next beat Yugoslavia 2-1 but crushed 1-0 to West Germany in the miserably wet conditions. Poland would end the amazing run with a 1–0 victory over Brazil in the third place game. Lato scored the winning goal his 7th of the tournament crowning him the top scorer of the World Cup. Jan Tomaszewski, Andrzej Szarmach and their captain Kazimierz Deyna among the stars of the Poland World Cup 74 team.

Featuring the same basic design as the Poland home kits, it simply reversed the colours of the home design and feature the trefoil logo over the right chest. The shorts and socks of both this and the home were interchangeable between the outfits. The Poland away kits was worn for just one match in whole tournament. No.17 worn by Andrzej SZARMACH.
Beat BRAZIL 1-0 at Olympiastadion, Munich ( Third-Place Match, 6 July 1974 )
Note: Poland wore the change red shorts and socks.

Poland new change outfit retained all the stylings of the both home and away kits. White round neck collar and cuff replacing the V-neck, featured with the new team badge and trefoil logo.
No.18 worn by Grzegorz LATO.
1. Beat SWEDEN 1-0 at Neckarstadion, Stuttgart ( Second round, Group B, 26 June 1974 )
Note: Poland wore short-sleeves jersey with the white shorts and red socks.
2. Lost WEST GERMANY 1-0 at Waldstadion, Frankfurt ( Second round, Group B, 3 July 1974 )
Note: Poland wore short-sleeves jersey with the red shorts and red socks.

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