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Angola defeats Poland at 2014 Amputee Football World Cup

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Yesterday in Mexico, Angola defeated Poland 1 – 0 at the 2014 Amputee Football World Cup to qualify for the finals against Russia in a hard fought match.  The Angolan side was more physical and had more sheer power than the Polish team.  The physicality was part of the reason they were able to defeat Poland.

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The Polish team came out of the match exhausted and with several injuries. The team was also without Kamil Rosiek, who left for Finland following the game against the USA to compete in the Nordic skiing World Cup. The loss also made for an unhappy birthday for Polish player Tomazs Miś.

 

In the 1/8ths final, Poland eliminated the United States. They then went on to beat Argentina in the quarterfinals, eliminating the last team from the Americas who still had a chance of winning it all.  Their loss to Angola sets them up for a bronze medal game against Turkey, whom they lost to in a tournament earlier this year.

 

The Polish roster includes  Kuba Jasiulewicz, Przemek Świercz, Mateusz Kabała, Tomazs Miś, Kamil Rosiek, Bartosz Łastowski, Marcin Guszkiewicz, Mateusz Sadłowski, Rafał Bieńkowski  and Dawid Dobkowski.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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