Pique’s late winner secures Spain a deserved victory

All that matters is the score when the referee blows the final whistle. For eighty-seven minutes, the Czech Republic defended admirably and held the continuous pressure of the goading Spanish matadors at bay. But one moment was enough to decide this contest, and render all the diligent Czech work pointless.
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 14th June 2016
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A Guide to the Czech Republic’s Squad for Euro 2016

Finalists in 1996, semi-finalists in 2004 and quarter-finalists last time around in 2012. The Czech Republic have made a habit of reaching the latter stages of the European Championships since their sporting creation in the early 1990s. Chris Boothroyd profiles the twenty-three names that make up the 2016 vintage: Goalkeepers Petr Cech (Arsenal) | The […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 20th May 2016
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Synot Liga 2015-16 Season Review

Back-to-back titles, the end of an era, some midweek fun in Europe, the emergence of Tomas Soucek, and officials 'enjoying' one too many shots of Slivovice.
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 15th May 2016
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National League 2012-13 Season Review

Well, who predicted this? The Moravian town of Znojmo is well known for its castle, picturesque riverbank setting and preference for cucumbers. And now you can add football to that list, thanks to the exploits of 1. SC Znojmo who won promotion to the Czech top flight for the first time in their history. After years […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 20th April 2016
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The Jedenact 2016

For the past two years, I have published a list of players that I consider to be some of the best and most exciting youngsters that the Czech Republic has to offer. Twelve months after publication, I have cast an eye over their development and reviewed their fortunes. Admittedly, this is by no means a novel […]
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 7th February 2016
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Michal Travnik – The Jedenact 2015

The talent and potential are there, but he has to become more clinical at Strelnice. If he does, then he could easily grow into a commanding midfield presence.
  • Posted by Chris Boothroyd
  • On 16th January 2016
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