Euro 2016 Qualifiers: Czechs Republic


Overview of Czechs Republic National Team – The national team of Czechs Republic successfully enter the final round of Euro 2016 even though they get a potentially hard group to beat; Iceland, Turkey and Holland. The team has some well-known stars and coached by Pavel Vrba.

The hope for this national team was low in the beginning of the qualifying campaign. Yet in the injury time of the opening game against Holland in Prague stimulated the side and they won the four games in the opening. Meanwhile, the rivals of the team tried so hard.

In the history of European Championship, The Czechs have striking record; in 1976 they won as Czechoslovakia, in 1996 they entered the final round, in 2004 they entered the semi-final round and in 2012 they entered the quarter-final round. Since 1996, this team have qualified for every competition.

The squad of the Czechs national team play in domestic league, except Tomas Rosicky and Petr Cech, as well as Pavel Kaderabek who has gotten high rate of wing back and entered the Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in the last season.

Strategies of the Team

Even though the team will not be total football, the coach would have strategy to make the players to attack from all areas, together with the backs Limbersky and Kaderabek. Vrba isn’t afraid of changing his side while he looks for the alternative player for Rosicky who often gets injured.

The Profile of the Player

Milan Skoda; he was a stock player that will be a proper player in the national team next summer. About a couple years ago, the striker was a poor form until the coach Mirosalv Koubek brought him to become the central defense. In October 2013, he started the new position in team against Viktoria Plzen and the changing position was success. Skoda was at the back, the result was draw 1-1 and they had clean sheets for the three upcoming games. The coach Koubek said that Skoda was the team’s defense cornerstone for him.

Skoda went through with the new position as a striker. However, when the coach was changing to Alex Pastoor, he got the back line again up to the 2013-2014 end season. Begun his career as a back, in 2007 he was converted to be a striker by Zbynek Busta. In Slavia, 2014 summer, Skoda followed Miroslav Beranek’s appointment that restored him to attack. The result was dramatic; he made five scores in the season’s first four games. Next, he made more achievements both in his club and also in the national team performances.

The Key Player

The key player of the Czechs national team will be Tomas Rosicky. The midfield player of Arsenal will be still the main star of the team even though he has been 35 years old this year and has some injury problems. In June, he won the 100th cap.

The Coach

The national team’s coach next summer is Pavel Vrba. He starts in charge since the beginning of 2014 after he successfully coached Viktoria Plzen to win the Czech league. This coach is a great tactician and manager.

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