Poland call on Kuszczak
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tomasz Kuszczak has been recalled to the international reckoning with Poland.West Brom goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has been handed a chance to claim a World Cup place after being named in Poland's squad to face United States on March 1.
The Baggies shot-stopper has been absent from the international arena for almost two years but his sterling performances under Bryan Robson have seen him called up by Poland boss Pawel Janas.
Kuszczak has held off the challenge of on loan Liverpool man Chris Kirkland to retain the number one jersey at The Hawthorns, and was recently relieved to learn he merely suffered a bruised collarbone after being substituted in the 6-1 capitulation at the hands of Fulham.
Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek has also been included along with Celtic's Artur Boruc and Spartak Moscow's Wojciech Kowalewski, and the quartet will all be looking to impress in Kaiserslautern.
Poland will also play a friendly against the city's Bundesliga side on February 28 as Janas examines which of the 30 strong squad will make the coveted trip to Germany in the summer.
Artur Boruc (Celtic), Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool), Wojciech Kowalewski (Spartak Moscow), Tomasz Kuszczak (West Bromwich Albion), Marcin Adamski (Rapid Vienna), Marcin Baszczynski (Wisla Krakow), Jacek Bak (Al-Rayan), Bartosz Bosacki (Lech Poznan), Mariusz Jop (FK Moscow), Tomasz Klos (Wisla Krakow), Marcin Kus (Queen's Park Rangers), Tomasz Rzasa (ADO Den Haag), Michal Zewlakow (Anderlecht), Piotr Giza (Cracovia), Damian Gorawski (FK Moscow), Kamil Kosowski (Southampton), Jacek Krzynowek (Bayer Leverkusen), Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk), Sebastian Mila (Austria Vienna), Arkadiusz Radomski (Austria Vienna), Euzebiusz Smolarek (Borussia Dortmund), Radoslaw Sobolewski (Wisla Krakow), Miroslaw Szymkowiak (Trabzonspor), Maciej Scherfchen (Lech Poznan), Marcin Zajac (Groclin Dyskobolia Grodzisk), Tomasz Frankowski (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Andrzej Niedzielan (NEC Nijmegen), Grzegorz Rasiak (Southampton), Lukasz Sosin (Apollon Limassol), Maciej Zurawski (Celtic).