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Euro 2016: ‘Gladiator’ Russell Crowe Hails Poland’s Jakub Blaszczykowski

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Poland midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski scored the prevailing goal against Ukraine on June 21.
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Blaszczykowski scored Poland’s winning goal towards Ukraine on June 21
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Poland tackle Switzerland in the Spherical of 16 on Saturday
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Poland received fits out of three in the group phase
Warsaw: Poland’s gladiatorial shows at Euro 2016 have attracted a brand new fan with famous personactor Russell Crowe leaping at the bandwagon as Jakub “Kuba” Blaszczykowski booked their vicinity in theknockout stages for the primary time.
“Kuba !! Properly done Poland. Greater tough work to come. Do boju Polska !!,” the Oscar-winner reacted on Twitter, urging “Poland, go to battle!!” in a message that has attracted hundreds of retweets and likes.
At the same time as the 30-yearantique midfielder Blaszczykowski has had a stellar profession with German giants Borussia Dortmund on the pitch, his lifestyles off it’s been something but easy.
Hailed as Polish player of the 12 months in 2008 and 2010, Blaszczykowski received Polish and German titles with Wisla Krakow and Dortmund, in addition to accomplishing Champions League final in 2013.
Together with big name compatriot Robert Lewandowski and Lukasz Piszczek, Blaszczykowski made up a Polish center to now Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp’s Dortmund dream team that ruled German footballbetween 2010 and 2012.
however success has now not always been on his facet. He had to take a seat out Euro 2008 after anharm sustained over the last pleasant suit before the squad was named.
Meanwhile, a extreme knee damage intended he needed to sit out all of 2014.
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Russell Crowe ✔ @russellcrowe
Kuba !! Well finished Poland. Greater tough work to come. Do boju Polska !!
12:05 AM – 22 Jun 2016
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This season limited opportunities at Dortmund beneath new boss Thomas Tuchel forced him to head onloan to Italian club Fiorentina to make his case simply to be blanketed in the Poland squad for Euro 2016.
Looking at up to the sky
Born in the southern town of Czestochowa — Extra recognized for its Black Madonna icon that is reputed towork miracles — Blaszczykowski’s lifestyles become marked by way of tragedy on the smooth age of eleven.
Blaszczykowski’s mom died in his hands, stabbed by way of his father for the duration of a domesticdispute.
He turned into then delivered up through his grandmother with assist from his brother.
However, it become Blaszczykowski’s uncle, Jerzy Brzeczek, captain of Poland’s silver medal-prevailingteam at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, that helped him get focused on football and onto the pitch for top.
“It took years before I stopped considering all of it, with my heart complete of hate,” Blaszczykowskistated in an interview that got here out along his 2015 autobiography.
Something happens in your existence and Anything barriers you come upon, the crucial aspect is tonever give up however simply to go forwardin no way sense sorry for yourself, just do your activity,” he delivered, summing up the message he wanted to get across in his ebook.
Every time he rankings a goal, ‘Kuba’ constantly gazes up to the sky.
It is a symbolic gesture to thank my Mum, who always believed in me,” says Blaszczykowski, now a married father of two.
all through Poland’s first Euro 2016 healthy against Northern Ireland, Blaszczykowski teed up Arkadiusz Milik for the triumphing aim.
On Tuesday in Marseille, he made records via blasting domestic the handiest aim in a 1-0 win over Ukraine to ebook his country‘s place in the final sixteen.
Now, Poles and Crowe are hoping Blaszczykowski could make the most of a wildly open draw in France tofire Poland to a primary ever principal event win.

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