In November, Poland first defeated the semi-amateurs from Andorra 4: 1, only to lose at the National Stadium a few days later. Paulo Sousa’s side fell from 23rd place in the FIFA ranking to 27th place. The Japanese are right in front of the white-and-red team, followed by the Moroccan team.
The Belgians are in the lead, ahead of Brazil and France. The Italians European champions are sixth.
- 1. (1.) Belgium 1828 points
- 2. (2.) Brazil 1826
- 3. (3.) France 1786
- 4. (5.) England 1755
- 5. (6.) Argentina 1750
- 6. (4.) Italy 1740
- 7. (7.) Spain 1704
- 8. (8.) Portugal 1660
- 9. (10.) Denmark 1654
- 10. (11.) Netherlands 1653
27 (23) Poland 1530
Let us recall: during the term of office of Adam Nawałka, Poles used to be fifth in the ranking
The decline in the FIFA ranking is not the only problem of Poles
Robert Lewandowski did not play in the match against Hungary, because together with Paulo Sousa they decided that it would be better to rest. The Portuguese coach decided to give Kamil Glik the time off, and Piotr Zieliński entered only in the second half. Disregarding the Hungarians ended in a 1-2 defeat and the fact that Poles will not be placed in the draw for next year’s World Cup.
– Robert played with Andorra because it was a very important match, but after ten minutes you could take him off. That would be a number. Nobody has come up with that yet. Robert would rest because we have a match against Hungary and he is playing the first half. I am surprised that Robert was fit not to play, especially since Bayern’s closest rivals are: Augsburg, Dynamo Kiev and Arminia Bielefeld. He might also not play in these games. These are matches like Poland – Andorra, Poland – San Marino, completely irrelevant – said Zbigniew Boniek.