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It is 8.30 hrs on Saturday morning when Poland's women's national team lands in Budapest. The early departure nevertheless left enough time to buy the newspaper. "The first fight for Rio" reads the headline.
. . . thinking (Monika Stachowska: "It was a lot of travelling today, that's why we are so tired. We had to take a plane, but now, I can say, we are back in the game. We trained good and tomorrow will be a great day for us" she would say on Saturday night) . . .
. . . and listening to music and thinking. But is Iwona Niedzwiedz really listening? "Today was quite tough. We had to wake up very early, around 5 o'clock. Then we had a long way to Gyor. We only had three hours to sleep. And we just had a training, too. It was only one hour, but it was enough to practice. We're now going back to the hotel. We will need more energy and more sleep to be fresh for tomorrow, for the game," she told our reporters.