Seven Slavia players made their caps for the Czech Republic, others celebrate qualification for youth EURO.
Czech national team started the EURO 2020 qualification in the most difficult way – against England away at sold-out Wembley. Our midfielder Tomáš Souček has played the whole 90 minutes, Milan Škoda and Lukáš Masopust came from the bench in the second half. They could not avoid the Czechs losing 5-0 after Sterling’s hat-trick.
On Tuesday 26 March the Czech national team hosted Brazil in an international friendly. It has been the first mutual game between Czechia and Brazil since 1997 and the first game played in Prague since 1956. The Czechs took lead in the first half but eventually lost 1-3 after goals by Roberto Firmino and two by Gabriel Jesusu.
Overall 6 Slavia players appeared on the pitch against Brazil. Souček, Coufal nad Masopust played the whole game, Zmrhal 84 minutes. Kúdela and Král came from the bench during the second half. It was maiden start for Czech senior national team for both.
Slovakia started their EURO 2020 qualification home against Hungary and away in Wales. Our midfielder Miroslav Stoch appeared in both games.
Slovakia 2-0 Hungary (1-0)
Stoch (12 mins)
Wales 1-0 Slovakia (1-0
Stoch (22 mins)
Goalkeeper Martin Vantruba appeared in both friendly games for Slovakia U21 (4-3 against Greece, 2-0 against Norway)
Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui played 90 minutes for the “Indomitable Lions” against Comoros (3-0) in their last game of African Cup of Nations qualification.
Simon Deli played 48 minutes for the Ivory Coast in their friendly against Liberia (1-0).
Jonas Auer has played 25 minutes for Austria U20 against Norway (0-1).
Czech Republic U21
The “Yung Lions” have played 2 friendly games on international tournament in Spain.
Island U21 1-1 Czechia U21 (0-0)
Matoušek, Chaluš (90 mins)
Mexico U20 0-4 Czechia U21 (0-1)
Chaluš (90 mins), Matoušek (15 mins)
Czech Republic U19
The U19 managed to qualify for the 2019 EURO in Armenia (14 to 27 July). The Czechs won their qualification group ahead of England, Denmark and Greece.
England U19 4-1 Czechia U19 (1-1)
Hönig (90 mins), Macháček (45 mins)
Denmark U19 1-3 Czechia U19 (1-0)
Macháček (90 mins), Hönig (3 mins)
Greece U19 1-3 Czechia U19 (1-1)
Macháček (90 mins), Hönig (12 mins)
Czech Republic U18
Czechia U18 won the international tournament in UAE defeating Belgium, England and Japan. Vincour, Kosek, Vít, Zeronik, Červ, Markovič and Vlček were in the squad.
Czech Republic U17
The Young Czechs U17 managed to qualify for their EURO finishing second in the group with the Netherlands, Northern Ireland and Israel. Starý, Matys, Toula, Hájek and Hroník were in the squad.