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    Poland Keeps World Cup Hopes Alive with Dramatic Victory over Belgium

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    In a thrilling turnaround at the World Cup, Poland has managed to keep its chances of advancing to the knockout stage alive. After a disastrous start, the Polish team bounced back by defeating Lithuania, the tournament favorites, followed by a resounding victory over Belgium, securing a 21-15 win with just a minute and a half remaining. This result, combined with Israel’s triumph over Lithuania, guarantees the Polish team a spot in at least the playoff stage. They will advance as group leaders if Belgium defeats Puerto Rico.

    The Polish basketball squad began their campaign with two unexpected defeats against lower-ranked teams, Puerto Rico and Israel. This left Piotr Renkiel’s team in a difficult situation, with their upcoming matches scheduled against the group favorites, Belgium and Lithuania. However, the victory against Lithuania proved to be a turning point for the team, fueling their confidence for their next triumph. The Belgians had eliminated the Polish team in the quarterfinals of the previous World Cup, making this victory a satisfying revenge in Vienna.

    Right from the start, Poland showcased an impressive shooting accuracy from two-point range. They quickly took an 8-5 lead within the first four minutes and managed to hold onto their advantage throughout the game. With a total of six successful two-point shots, the Polish team demonstrated their offensive prowess. The final three minutes were nerve-wracking for the Polish players, who struggled with precision. However, they managed to maintain their composure and secure the lead until the end. With just a minute and a half remaining, Szymon Rduch sealed the victory with a decisive shot, securing a 21-15 win.

    The Polish team’s remarkable comeback has reignited hopes and generated excitement among fans as they eagerly anticipate their upcoming matches against Belgium and Lithuania. With their recent victories, the Polish team has proven their resilience and determination to make a mark in the tournament, setting the stage for a thrilling continuation of their World Cup journey.


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