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Submitted by JP on Mon, 12/18/2023 - 09:38
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the first match between Poland and Hungary

On December 18, 1921 – three years after Poland regained independence and almost exactly two years after the establishment of the Polish Football Association – the Polish national football team played its first-ever official international match. The opponent was Hungary, a team considered one of the best in Europe at the time. The match took place in Budapest and ended in Hungary's victory: in the 18th minute, the congestion in front of the Polish goal was exploited by Jenő Szabó, who scored the only goal during this historic encounter.

The Polish national team before its first official match in history in Budapest on December 18, 1921. Photo by Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe