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Poland Hope to Emulate the Heroes of 1973 and Upset England Again

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Poland Hope to Emulate the Heroes of 1973 and Upset England Again
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The advertisement was for a bank and had been designed to appeal to Polish television audiences. It featured three men huddled on a sofa, their gazes transfixed by the football match being shown on the flat screen a few feet in front of them. So far so very ordinary but the strange thing about this particular, recently run, commercial was that, while the clothing and decor were 21st century, the game in question took place in 1973. The pictures beamed into that sitting room showed Jan Domarski scoring at Wembley during a 1-1 draw that, infamously, prevented England from qualifying for the 1974 World Cup finals.

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