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Poland enjoying keeper dilemma

POLAND coach Adam Nawalka says he's pleased to be spoiled for choice with his goalkeepers as he plans for the next battle on the road to France 2016, away to Ireland in March.

The Poles played out a a 2-2 draw at home to Switzerland on Tuesday night. Nawalka started the game with one English-based keeper (Bournemouth man Artur Boruc), replaced him at half time with a Premier League star (Swansea's Lukasz Fabianski) and had the luxury of resting their first choice keeper, Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny.

The Gunners man is likely to be in goal when Poland come to Ireland in March for a crucial game in the Euro campaign, even though the other two have been on form for their clubs but having the three in the squad is a welcome headache for coach Nawalka.

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"I know all about Artur and Lukasz and they worked really well together, and they are supported all the time by Wojciech," says the Poland boss.

"We have good co-operation between them in the squad and I think that will continue. It's a nice problem for me to have, to pick from three very talented goalkeepers who are playing well at a very high level in the English leagues."

The draw with Switzerland extended Poland's unbeaten run but the game was not without a blemish as Legia Warsaw midfielder Michal Zyro was sent off for a second bookable offence, and while it's unlikely he will be suspended for the Ireland game as his sending off came in a friendly match, the Polish FA will have to await the referee's report before they will know for certain if the player - who featured in Legia's Champions League win over St Patrick's Athletic last summer - will be free to play in Dublin.


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