Overall 11 Slavia players travel to play for their national teams. Ševčík and Traoré get their very first call ups.
The Lions will play key games of their EURO 2020 Qualification against Kosovo home in Plzeň and Bulgaria away. If the Czechs win against Kosovo, they will secure qualification for the final tournament next year. There are 8 Slavia players in selection of manger Jaroslav Šilhavý – goalkeeper Ondřej Kolář, defenders Jan Bořil, Vladimír Coufal and Ondřej Kúdela and midfielders Josef Hušbauer, Lukáš Masopust, Tomáš Souček and Petr Ševčík.
For Petr Ševčík this is the very first call up to Czech national team. “Every small boy when he plays football dreams about playing for the national team. It’s a great feeling. I can be there for the key games and celebrate qualification. It is fantastic because it just fell into my lap. If we succeed it would be beautiful experience for me,” Ševčík said after Slavia game against Teplice.
In Czech U19 squad for games against the Netherlands and Mexico there are 4 Slavia players – goalkeeper Jakub Markovič, defenders Michal Hošek and Daniel Kosek and midfielder Lukáš Červ.
Great performance in Slavia shirt earned a call up into Ivory Coast national team for midfielder Ibrahim Traoré. In the age of 31 it could be the first international games for Traoré as well. Ivory Coast will play Niger and Ethiopia in Africa Cup of Nations qualification.
Slavia forward Yusuf Helal is in Bahrain squad for 2nd stage of World Cup qualifiers against Hong Kong and Iraq.
Our midfielder Nicolae Stanciu will play for Romania in EURO qualifiers home against Sweden and away in Spain. Romania are currently 3rd in the group, 1 point behind Sweden and 6 points behind Spain.
Forward Petar Musa – currently on loan to Slovan Liberec – earned call up for Croatia U21 for their games against Lithuania and the Czech Republic. Musa scored 6 goals for Slovan in 14 games this season.