Polish Player Pawel Dawidowicz Mocked for Outlandish Dive in Friendly Match

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Online Backlash for ‘Worst Dive’

Poland’s Pawel Dawidowicz has become the subject of mockery after a dramatic fall in the box during a match against Turkey. The defender’s exaggerated tumble, following a challenge by Semih Kilicsoy, has been widely criticized on social media, with some fans branding it the “worst dive of all time.” The incident occurred during Poland’s last friendly before Euro 2024, a game they secured with a 2-1 victory.

From Football to ‘Ski Jumping’

The theatrics of Dawidowicz did not go unnoticed, as the Polish player’s actions were likened to that of a ski jumper. The spectacle sparked a flurry of reactions from football enthusiasts, with one fan humorously suggesting that Olympic diver Tom Daley would approve of Dawidowicz’s form.

Dawidowicz’s Club and Country Prospects

Despite the controversy, Dawidowicz boasts a solid record at his club, Hellas Verona, with 29 appearances in the previous season. As Poland gears up for their Euro 2024 group stage, where they will face the Netherlands, Austria, and France, the focus shifts to their opening match against the Netherlands. Concerns over the fitness of their key player, Robert Lewandowski, loom after he was substituted in the friendly against Turkey due to a minor injury.

Injury Updates Pre-Euro 2024

Poland’s manager, Michal Probierz, provided an update on the team’s injury status, noting Lewandowski’s slight issue and expressing optimism for a quick recovery. Additionally, Karol Swiderski is dealing with a sprained ankle, and Dawidowicz himself is nursing minor problems. Probierz remains hopeful that his squad will recuperate swiftly, stating that no new players will be called up to the roster before their upcoming match.

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