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Poland hires Nawalka as national soccer coach

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October 26, 2013 10:56 AM EST | AP


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's soccer federation has hired Adam Nawalka as the new coach of the national team.

The 56-year-old Nawalka succeeds Waldemar Fornalik, who was fired this month after Poland's 2-0 loss to England in a World Cup qualifier.

The federation announced the hiring Saturday on its website.

Nawalka, who coaches Polish team Gornik Zabrze, played more than 30 times on the national team for Poland.