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Former Poland captain Brzeczek takes over as coach

AFP  |  Warsaw 

Former Polish international Brzeczek was appointed head of the national team, the country's association announced today.

The 47-year-old replaces Adam Nawalka, whose highly-fancied national squad were eliminated in the group stage of in

Brzeczek was a who captained Poland, won 42 caps, scored four goals and was part of the team that were runners-up at in

He played for a string of Polish and Austrian clubs and had a stint with Maccabi in a 20-year career.

After retiring he became a and led Wisla Plock to a fifth-placed finish in the last season.

His first match will be away to on September 7 in the new

Nawalka has said he feels responsible for disappointment and will stand down as on July 30.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:30 IST