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What will Polish footballers achieve during the World Cup in Russia?

Poles do not expect the Polish national team to be a great success in the World Cup in Russia. More than three quarters would hope for the team to win in at least one game. Round of 16 is forecast by nearly 43% respondents.

Only one in five respondents predicts repeating the success from the latest European Cup, i.e. reaching quarter-finals.
Slightly more than 11% hope for semi-final, whilst the nearly 12% dream of hitting finals. 8,5% of interviewees expect Poland to be the world champion.

The greatest optimism can be seen among the youngest respondents, aged 18-29 – 78% of this group are convinced that Poland will win at least one game, half of them believe in reaching the round of 16, and 19% expect that Polish national team will play in the finals, or even be the champions.A similar mood can be seen among people with primary and vocational education. As many as 23% in the group find Poland likely to be the world champion, and three out of ten expect the Polish team to play in the final match of the championships.

People with the lowest income, namely up to 999 PLN per month, manifest the strongest conviction that the national team will be a success. 50% of people from this group state the team will reach round of 16, and nearly one out of four are convinced that Polish players will take part in the final game.

Interestingly enough, positive answers to the question whether Poland will win at least one match were most often given by people watching Wydarzenia on Polsat (75%) and Fakty on TVN (74 %). The percentage of such responses among viewers of Wiadomości on TVP reached 66%.

PREPARED BY: KAMIL SMOGORZEWSKI, IBRIS
STUDY: IBRIS FOR „RZECZPOSPOLITA” DAILY, 20-21ST OF JUNE 2018