Republic of Ireland – Poland: Background

The Republic of Ireland have won three of their last four competitive games in Dublin, but can expect a tough test in qualifying Group D from in-form Poland.

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Previous meetings
• Ireland’s record in 25 games against Poland is W6 D9 L10. It was 0-0 when they last met, in a friendly in Poznan on 19 November 2013.

• They have only met twice in competitive fixtures, and both matches ended in a draw – 0-0 in Dublin and 3-3 in Poznan in EURO ’92 qualifying

Form guide
• Ireland have seven points after four Group D games, having won their first two and then held world champions Germany to a 1-1 draw before losing 1-0 in Scotland.

• Ireland have won three of their last four competitive games at the Dublin Arena.

• Poland are unbeaten in Group D, with a 2-0 victory against neighbours Germany their most celebrated result so far.

• They have won both of their away games in Group D, scoring 11 goals and conceding none.

Trivia and links
• The nations’ clubs have met in eight UEFA competition fixtures, with the Irish sides having the record W2 D1 L5. Most recently, Legia Warszawa overcame Saint Patrick’s Athletic FC in this season’s UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, winning 5-0 in Dublin after a 1-1 draw in Warsaw.

• Poland come into this match having played exactly 100 UEFA European Championship games, with the record W41 D28 L31.

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