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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 19:09 GMT 20:09 UK
Kuszczak gets selected for Poland

Tomasz Kuszczak
Kuszczak has been in superb form for relegated West brom
West Brom's Tomasz Kuszczak got the nod as back-up goalkeeper to Celtic's Artur Boruc at the expense of Jerzy Dudek of Liverpool in Poland's World Cup squad.

Kuszczak is one of four British-based players in the 23-man squad.

Boruc will be joined by team-mate and star striker Maciej Zurawski, while Southampton duo Kamil Kosowski and Grzegorz Rasiak were also selected.

However Wolves frontman Tomasz Frankowski is left out despite being top-scorer in qualifying.

Former captain Tomasz Klos also failed to make the squad, while Wisla Krakow striker Pawel Brozek and Krakow full-back Dariusz Dudka come in despite only having a handful of friendly caps between them.

Poland coach Pawel Janas said: "Dudek is a very good keeper but he has played very few games and that has acted in favour of those who have been playing at club level."

Poland open their campaign against Ecuador and will also face hosts Germany and Costa Rica in Group A.


Goalkeepers: Artur Boruc (Celtic, Scotland), Tomasz Kuszczak (West Bromwich Albion, England), Lukasz Fabianski (Legia Warsaw)

Defenders: Jacek Bak (Al Rayan, Qatar), Mariusz Jop (FK Moscow, Russia), Michal Zewlakow (Anderlecht, Belgium), Marcin Baszczynski (Wisla Krakow), Seweryn Gancarczyk (Metallist Charkow, Ukraine), Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine), Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Krakow)

Midfielders: Jacek Krzynowek (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Miroslaw Szymkowiak (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Radoslaw Sobolewski (Wisla Krakow), Euzebiusz Smolarek (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Kamil Kosowski (Southampton, England), Arkadiusz Radomski (Austria Vienna, Austria), Sebastian Mila (Austria Vienna, Austria), Damian Gorawski (FK Moscow, Russia), Piotr Giza (Cracovia).

Forwards: Maciej Zurawski (Celtic, Scotland), Grzegorz Rasiak (Southampton, England), Pawel Brozek (Wisla Krakow), Ireneusz Jelen (Wisla Plock).

SEE ALSO
Poland team guide
27 Apr 06 |  Poland
World Cup fixtures
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