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The Polish Football Association has finalised a commercial partnership with Star-Type Sport (STS), a betting company.

The Polish Football Association has finalised a commercial partnership with Star-Type Sport (STS), a betting company.

The deal will kick in at the start of August and will run until after the 2016 Uefa European Championship, taking in Poland’s qualification matches for the tournament.

According to Matthew Jurosek, the chief executive of STS, illegal operators account for over 90 per cent of the Polish betting market.

“Despite this, we decided to start this cooperation with the Polish national team,” he said. “This is a natural step in the development of STS, the largest company in the legal betting market.”

Maciej Sawicki, the secretary general of the Polish FA, added: “We are pleased with the fact that the Polish Football Association has acquired another partner who wants to pursue its marketing strategy by sponsoring the Polish national football team.”

Earlier this year, Poland were drawn to play world champions Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Georgia and newcomers Gibraltar in group D of Euro 2016 qualifying. Poland co-hosted the finals of Euro 2012 with Ukraine two years ago.

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