Euro 2008 team guide: Czech Republic

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29th, May 2008

Pies’ essential lowdown on the bouncy Czechs
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Group-mates Switzerland (7 June, Basel), Portugal (11 June, Geneva), Turkey (15 June, Geneva)
Three most valuable players 1) Petr Cech, Chelsea’s imposing goalie 2) Jan Koller, veteran striker still capable of striking fear into defenders’ hearts 3) Jaroslav Plasil, a wide midfielder who always seems to raise his game for his country
Hard fact The Czechs are Euro specialists: they won in 1976 (as Czechoslovakia), and reached the finals in 1996, 2000, 2004 (as the Czech Republic)


What the media say “They still have a hell of a lot going for them. Top scorer from Euro 2004? Czech. Keepers of the total-football flame now Holland are doing pragmatism? Czech. Finished above the tournament favourites Germany in qualification? Czech. Best goalkeeper in the world? Cech.” [ Guardian Unlimited ]
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