Monday, February 4, 2008
The Polish national football team has defeated the Finnish equivalent in a friendly football match in Paphos, Cyprus.
The match was held as part of a four-nation, five-day tournament in front of 600 people, mostly supporters of Poland. The latter side was largely experimental as coach Leo Beenhakker is using the tournament, in which Poland will play two matches, to test new players. “This was a fine test,” he commented after the match.
The only goal was scored by Adam Kokoszka after 43 minutes. In the 65th minute Kokoszka got another shot clear of Finland goalkeeper Henri Sillanpaa but it was cleared.
As well as Finland and Poland the tournament features Greece and the Czech Republic. Finland are the only country of these not to be going to Euro 2008; Poland and the Czech Republic have qualified, and Greece is the current champion.
== Sources ==
"Poland beats Finland 1-0" — Polskie Radio, February 3, 2008
"Poland beats Finland 1-0 in friendly match at Cyprus tournament" — International Herarld Tribune, February 2, 2008