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Poland reaction

When you score an equaliser like that it gives really good energy to the team. [Franciszek] Smuda got his tactics spot on and we followed them through on the pitch. We're still in contention and if we win our final game we're through. We'll fight until the end.

– Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski

We've proved we can play a good game and achieve good results. The supporters can make a difference and we must believe in ourselves. If we have the attitude and get energy from the fans we can show them that we deserve their support.

– Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski


Russia players react to draw with Poland

We played quite open in the second half and allowed the Poles to play on the counter, which they like to do. Unfortunately they scored with their one chance. We were a little bit tired in the second half I think. We couldn't create the necessary pressure on their goal.

– Andrey Arshavin on the Rossiya 2 TV channel

I wouldn't say that the Poles attacked dangerously...they gave us territory and played on the counter-attack. We didn't play particularly convincingly in attack. We often gave the ball away...Everything will be decided in the final match.

– Roman Shirokov, speaking to Rossiya 2

A good event with focus on the football

We saw the best of Poland in the second-half, even if they didn't manage to get a crucial second goal. Russia were incredibly wasteful in the final third as they struggled to create chances despite getting in good positions, which also cost them a goal.

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