Even the loud and aggressive presence of Polish fans didn’t help their team to win against Slovakia in their World Cup 2010 qualification match. Slovakia won 2-1.

Polish fans clash with Slovak riot police during the FIFA 2010 World Cup qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia on 15 October 2008. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Polish supporters clash with Slovak police during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008. Slovakia won 2-1. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Polish supporters clash with Slovak police during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008. Slovakia won 2-1. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Polish supporters clash with Slovak police during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008. Slovakia won 2-1. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Polish fans clash with Slovak riot police during the FIFA 2010 World Cup qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia on 15 October 2008. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Erik Jendrisek (top) of Slovakia fights for the ball with Arkadiusz Glowacki (bottom) of Poland during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008.

Robert Vittek (L) of Slovakia fights for the ball with Rafal Murawski (R) of Poland during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008.

Erik Jendrisek (R) of Slovakia fights for the ball with Arkadiusz Glowacki (C) and Dariusz Dudka (L) of Poland during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008.

Robert Vittek (L) of Slovakia fights for the ball with Michal Zewlakow (R) of Poland during the World Cup 2010 qualification match between Slovakia and Poland in Bratislava, Slovakia, 15 October 2008.