Dudek given chance to stake World Cup claim

Liverpool’s Jerzy Dudek is among four goalkeepers named in Poland coach Pawel Janas’ 30-man squad for the March 1 friendly against the United States due to be played at Kaiserslautern’s Fritz Walter stadium.

Dudek, along with Celtic’s Artur Boruc, Wojciech Kowalewski and West Brom’s Tomasz Kuszczak, will all train with the national side, but it remains to be seen which three will travel with the squad to the World Cup finals later this year.

The decision to hold the match in Germany was taken by the Polish FA in an effort to familiarise its players with the country ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Squad: A Boruc (Celtic), J Dudek (Liverpool), W Kowalewski (Spartak Moscow), T Kuszczak (West Brom), M Adamski (Rapid Vienna), M Baszczynski (Wisla Krakow), J Bak (Al Rayan), B Bosacki (Lech Poznan), M Jop (FC Moscow), T Klos (Wisla Krakow), M Kus (QPR), T Rzasa (ADO Den Haag), M Zewlakow (Anderlecht), P Giza (Cracovia Krakow), D Gorawski (FC Moscow), K Kosowski (Southampton), J Krzynowek (Bayer Leverkusen), M Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk), S Mila (Austria Vienna), A Radomski (Austria Vienna), E Smolarek (Borussia Dortmund), R Sobolewski (Wisla Krakow), M Szymkowiak (Trabzonspor), M Scherfchen (Lech Poznan), M Zajac (Groclin), T Frankowski (Wolves), A Niedzielan (NEC Nijmegen), G Rasiak (Southampton), L Sosin (Apollon Limassol), M Zurawski (Celtic).

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