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Football: Czechs to miss Cech, Rosicky in Hungary friendly

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky are missing in the Czech Republic's squad for a friendly against Hungary in Budapest on August 14, named by head coach Michal Bilek on Wednesday.

"I've talked to both of them and they both need some rest," Bilek told reporters.

The Czechs are third in the World Cup 2014 qualifying Group B, trailing leaders Italy by five points. Hungary are second in Group D, seven points behind the Netherlands.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Jaroslav Drobny (Hamburg/GER), Tomas Vaclik (Sparta Prague)

Defenders: Michal Kadlec (Fenerbahce/TUR), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas/TUR), Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen/GER), David Limbersky (Plzen), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Vaclav Prochazka (Plzen)

Midfielders: Tomas Hubschman (Shaktar Donetsk/UKR), Josef Husbauer (Sparta Prague), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux/FRA), Vladimir Darida (Plzen), Petr Jiracek (Hamburg/GER), Daniel Kolar (Plzen)

Forwards: Michael Rabusic (Liberec), Vaclav Kadlec (Sparta Prague), Matej Vydra (Udine/ITA), Libor Kozak (Lazio/ITA)

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