Holeš tested positive for Covid, Malinský added to Czech squad

Tomáš Holeš was tested positive for Covid after the Czech national team returned from Israel. Tomáš Malinský replaces him in the Czech squad.

Tomáš Holeš was additionally called up to the Czech national team and started to both games against Cyprus and Israel. After the national team returned to Prague, the 27-year old back was tested positive for Covid-19 (together with the Czech national team manager and former Slavia head coach Jaroslav Šilhavý). Holeš was put into quarantine home in Prague and follows the instructions of Public Health Office.

“I have no symptoms, I feel good. Now I stay home and unfortunately there is nothing more I can do. I hope the national team will manage the last game in Scotland, I will keep my fingers crossed,” Holeš said.

The rest of the national team - including Slavia players Kúdela, Bořil, Masopust, Provod and Ševčík - will travel to Scotland. Slavia midfielder Tomáš Malinský was additionally called up to the squad together with 3 other players from the Czech league.

Czechia plays away to Scotland on Wednesday at 8:45 CET. The Czechs lost 1-2 their home game to Scotland in the UEFA Nations League in September when a “replacement” team had to start after the first national team was dissolved due to several Covid-19 cases.


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