Poland confident ahead of match against Russia

By Ryan Lucas

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, June 10 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Poland's Lukasz Piszczek jumps over Greece's Jose Holebas during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group A match between Poland and Greece in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 8, 2012.

Thanassis Stavrakis, Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland — Russia's impressive start at the European Championship hasn't scared off co-host Poland.

The Russians poured on the attack against the Czech Republic in their opening Group A match, winning 4-1, while Poland was held to a 1-1 draw by Greece.

The Poles will next face Russia on Tuesday in Warsaw.

Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek says "Russia is the favorite of the group, there's no doubt. They showed why in the opener against the Czechs. But we're not going to fold. ... The whole (Russian) team is strong, but we are playing at home."

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