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Boys from Brazil Pole-axe Pogon.

Byline: By IAN CARBIS South Wales Echo

Arsenal have had plenty of stick for fielding all-foreign teams, but they're not the only ones at it. Polish top-flight side Pogon Szczecin lined up with one Slovakian and 10 Brazilians in their side against GKS Belchatow last month - but lost 2-0.

Owner Antoni Ptak had planned to use Brazilian players to take Pogon to success, saying: 'All the best ones are at Legia Warsaw and Wisla Krakow'.

But the idea failed to work - Pogon have had four managers this season - and the team is breaking up, with six of the South Americans now heading for home.

And just in case Ptak was thinking of doing it again, the Polish FA have announced new regulations to say that eight players at each club must be from Poland next season.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 5, 2006
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