Boruc banished by Poles for breaking curfew

August 22, 2008

Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been axed from the Poland national team after allegedly breaking a curfew following a friendly in Ukraine.

Boruc, 28, and national team-mates Dariusz Dudka and Radolav Majewski have been accused of leaving the team hotel to have a night out with Polish journalists on Wednesday.

National team coach Leo Beenhakker has now banned the trio indefinitely ahead of the forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign following the incident in Lvov.

Polish Football Federation boss Michal Listkiewicz told the Scottish Daily Mail: 'After Wednesday's game, three players checked out of the team's Opera Hotel and moved to the Grand Hotel - even though it was forbidden to do so.'

Reports suggest a party in the hotel ended with extensive damage to one of the rooms.

Listkiewicz added: 'Luckily, our sources confirm that it wasn't our players responsible for the damage.

'But these players are now out of the national team.

'I don't think they can be called up for the games against Slovenia and San Marino. They could end up with a financial penalty.'