Football in the Czech Republic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26982/all en Soccer-Hamburg move up to ninth despite Nuremberg draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-hamburg-move-ninth-despite-nuremberg-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Hamburg SV settled for a 1-1 draw at Nuremberg despite taking a late lead in their Bundesliga restart on Sunday but still moved up to ninth place to remain in contention for a European spot.</p> <p>Latvian Artjoms Rudnevs snatched a 70th minute lead scoring at the far post after a lacklustre first half by the visitors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-hamburg-move-ninth-despite-nuremberg-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in the Czech Republic Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736925 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Rosicky returns to Czech squad for Turkey friendly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-rosicky-returns-czech-squad-turkey-friendly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Skipper Tomas Rosicky has returned to the Czech Republic squad for the friendly against Turkey next Wednesday.</p> <p>The 32-year old playmaker, who last played for the Czechs against Greece at Euro 2012 where he injured his Achilles', has also been troubled by a calf injury this season and returned for club side Arsenal at the weekend.</p> <p>"I saw Tomas in the FA Cup at the weekend and he has lost none of his qualities," coach Michal Bilek told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-rosicky-returns-czech-squad-turkey-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Sport in the Czech Republic Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740958 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Chelsea's Cech sidelined with broken finger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-chelseas-cech-sidelined-with-broken-finger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has broken his little finger and will miss the Czech Republic's friendly against hosts Turkey in Manisa on Wednesday, national team head coach Michal Bilek said on Monday.</p> <p>"Petr is not flying with us," Bilek told reporters as the Czech team met in Prague, adding Cech had broken the finger during Chelsea's 3-2 Premier League defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.</p> <p>The 30-year-old Cech arrived in Prague but a scan showed a fracture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-chelseas-cech-sidelined-with-broken-finger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Petr Čech AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745363 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Suspected finger break keeps Cech out of Czech friendly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/soccer-suspected-finger-break-keeps-cech-out-czech-friendly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss the Czech Republic's friendly with Turkey on Wednesday because of a possible broken finger, a Czech Football Association spokesman said on Monday.</p> <p>Chelsea's first choice returned to the London club's lineup over the weekend against Newcastle United after being sidelined for two games by a calf injury.</p> <p>Czech FA spokesman Jaroslav Kolar could not say how long the injury will keep Cech out of action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/soccer-suspected-finger-break-keeps-cech-out-czech-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Petr Čech Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745407 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Cech wins player award for sixth time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-cech-wins-player-award-sixth-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was named Czech Republic player for 2012 on Monday winning the award for the sixth time.</p> <p>The 30-year-old 98-times capped goalkeeper - who won the Champions League last season in a penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich - beat Bundesliga duo, Werder Bremen defender Theo Gebre Selassie and Hamburg midfielder Petr Jiracek.</p> <p>jma/pi</p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Sports AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745855 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Chelsea keeper Cech wins sixth award at home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-chelsea-keeper-cech-wins-sixth-award-at-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been named <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/czech-republic">Czech</a> Player of the Year for a record sixth time, the domestic football association said.</p> <p>The 30-year-old, who also won the award in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, earned 644 points in a poll to pip Werder Bremen defender Theodor Gebre Selassie (234) and Hamburg midfielder Petr Jiracek (165).</p> <p>Cech, capped 98 times by his country, beat the record set by former Czechoslovakia keeper Ivo Viktor who picked up the award five times between 1968-76.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-chelsea-keeper-cech-wins-sixth-award-at-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746217 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Turkey 0 Czech Republic 2 - international friendly result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-turkey-0-czech-republic-2-international-friendly-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - Turkey 0 Czech Republic 2 - international friendly result.</p> <p>In Manisa</p> <p>Scorers: Ladislav Krejci 3, David Lafata 28</p> <p>Halftime: 0-2 (Editing by Toby Davis)</p> David Lafata Football in the Czech Republic Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748115 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Striker Baros rejoins Czech side Banik Ostrava http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/football-striker-baros-rejoins-czech-side-banik-ostrava <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Czech Republic striker Milan Baros has rejoined Czech top-flight side Banik Ostrava after parting company with Turkish giants Galatasaray last week, Banik said on Monday.</p> <p>"Milan Baros signed a contract with Banik until June 30, 2014," Banik, where Baros started his career, announced on their website.</p> <p>The 31-year-old left Turkish first division leaders Galatasaray by mutual consent last week, shortly after the club had recruited former Chelsea star Didier Drogba on an 18-month contract.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/football-striker-baros-rejoins-czech-side-banik-ostrava" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Milan Baros Sport in Europe Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758926 at http://www.globalpost.com Football- Skacel leaves Scotland for Slavia Prague return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/football-skacel-leaves-scotland-slavia-prague-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Czech Republic midfielder Rudolf Skacel has completed his return to former club Slavia Prague after his contract expired with Scottish Premier League outfit Dundee United, the Czech club announced Wednesday. </p> <p>The 33-year-old veteran won the Czech Cup with the team in 2002 before a series of moves that included spells with Marseille, Hearts, Southampton, Hertha Berlin and a brief return to Slavia Prague in 2009. </p> <p>He made more than a hundred appearances in the Scottish top flight and scored in two Scottish Cup finals, helping Hearts to the trophy in 2006 and 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/football-skacel-leaves-scotland-slavia-prague-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Rudolf Skacel Sport in the Czech Republic AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:31:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775087 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Czechs get captain Rosicky back for World Cup qualifiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/soccer-czechs-get-captain-rosicky-back-world-cup-qualifiers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, March 12 (Reuters) - Captain Tomas Rosicky will return to the Czech Republic's lineup for World Cup qualifiers against Denmark and Armenia this month and lead a squad who are almost at full strength after a catalogue of injuries.</p> <p>The Arsenal playmaker will make his first appearance in the qualifying campaign after Achilles and calf injuries. His return will be a boost for the Czech team, who have failed to score in two of three qualifying matches and are third in Group B behind Italy and Bulgaria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/soccer-czechs-get-captain-rosicky-back-world-cup-qualifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Sport in the Czech Republic Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780601 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Rosicky back in Czech team for Denmark, Armenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/football-rosicky-back-czech-team-denmark-armenia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Czech Republic head coach Michal Bilek on Tuesday named a 22-man squad for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Denmark at home on March 22 and in Armenia on March 26.</p> <p>The squad includes its top stars -- Arsenal midfielder and team captain Tomas Rosicky, who had been sidelined with injuries for many months after Euro 2012, and Chelsea keeper Petr Cech.</p> <p>Czech Republic squad:</p> <p>Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea/ENG), Jan Lastuvka (Dnepropetrovsk/UKR), Tomas Vaclik (Sparta Prague)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/football-rosicky-back-czech-team-denmark-armenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Sport in the Czech Republic AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780664 at http://www.globalpost.com Cech wins 100th cap as Vydra double delights Czechs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/cech-wins-100th-cap-vydra-double-delights-czechs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YEREVAN (Reuters) - Petr Cech marked his 100th cap by keeping a clean sheet and Matej Vydra scored twice as Czech Republic coasted to a 3-0 victory over Armenia in World Cup Group B qualifying on Tuesday.</p> <p>Chelsea goalkeeper Cech, his country's second most-capped player behind former Manchester United midfielder Karel Poborsky (118), was delighted to reach the milestone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/cech-wins-100th-cap-vydra-double-delights-czechs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Association football Football in the Czech Republic Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:31:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794716 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ten-man Arsenal go fourth, Villa escape drop zone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/football-ten-man-arsenal-go-fourth-villa-escape-drop-zone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Arsenal won 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday to climb into the Champions League places at Chelsea's expense, as Aston Villa claimed a precious win in their fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.</p> <p>A brace from Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal victory at the Hawthorns, but they allowed West Brom to come back into the game after Per Mertesacker was sent off for bringing down Shane Long in the penalty area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/football-ten-man-arsenal-go-fourth-villa-escape-drop-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Shane Long AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:31:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804150 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Czech coach to take over at Al Wahda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130527/football-czech-coach-take-over-at-al-wahda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Czech coach Karel Jarolim has been appointed as the new boss of United Arab Emirates side Al Wahda, according to Czech sports daily Sport's internet site on Monday.</p> <p>The 56-year-old was coaching Saudi Arabians Al Ahli until March and is now making the switch to another Gulf club in Abu Dhabi-based Al Wahda.</p> <p>Al Wahda have won the United Arab Emirates league title four times.</p> <p>A former international midfielder, Jarolim has previously coached in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, notably taking the reins at Slavia Prague and Slovan Bratislava.</p> <p>jma/mrm/jde/bc/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Football in the United Arab Emirates Technology AFP Mon, 27 May 2013 20:31:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847041 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Czechs to miss Cech, Rosicky in Hungary friendly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/51-magnitude-quake-hits-central-greece <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>"I've talked to both of them and they both need some rest," Bilek told reporters.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Squad</p> <p>Goalkeepers: Jaroslav Drobny (Hamburg/GER), Tomas Vaclik (Sparta Prague)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/51-magnitude-quake-hits-central-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Sport in the Czech Republic AFP Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:24:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5904498 at http://www.globalpost.com