Waldemar Sobota's first-half goal ensured Poland ended the year on a high as a side consisting of Ekstraklasa-based players beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 in Antalya, Turkey.
Śląsk Wrocław defender Sobota struck on 26 minutes after turning over possession on the edge of the box. Franciszek Smuda's side ought to have extended their advantage, with Maciej Jankowski and Arkadiusz Piech both failing to make the most of presentable opportunities up against in-form goalkeeper Adnan Hadzić.
Still, the UEFA EURO 2012 will take heart from a victory against a side they drew 2-2 with 12 months ago. It was especially impressive as not only were Poland deprived of their non-domestic players, they were also without those from Wisła Kraków and Legia Warszawa due to UEFA Europa League duties. Poland had won just one of their previous five games.
Poland: Gliwa, Celeban, Wojtkowiak, Kamiński, Sadlok, Kupisz (Woźniak 84), Trałka (Modelski 86), Jodłowiec, Mila, Sobota (Pawłowski 66), Jankowski (Piech 46).
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hadžić (Bukvić 84), Colić, Svraka, Dupovac, Sabanović, Kvrzić, Bekalo, Sesar, Halilović (Ćorić 83), Harba (Mesanović 66), Haskić (Bekić 78).