Poland defender Piszczek quits national team after World Cup

FILE- In this June 16, 2016 file photo Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek fights for the ball during the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France. The Borussia Dortmund player has announced he is quitting Poland team after poor showing in the 2018 World Cup in Russia where Poland was eliminated in the group stage. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek smiles during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. The Borussia Dortmund player has announced he is quitting Poland team after poor showing in the 2018 World Cup in Russia where Poland was eliminated in the group stage. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)

WARSAW, Poland — Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek says he is quitting the national team following a poor World Cup performance.

Piszczek wrote on Instagram that he was taking a "hard but rational" decision and was ending his "adventure with the representation."

In an interview for Wirtualna Polska news portal, the 33-year-old Borussia Dortmund defender said his performance was a "great surprise" to him and that his physical condition failed him at the tournament in Russia.

Poland was eliminated in the group stage.

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