The quarter-finals of Euro 2012 kick off tonight with Group A winners, Czech Republic, facing off against the Group B runners-up, Portugal. Despite a 4-1 loss in their opening fixture against Russia, the Czechs managed to rally and win their last fixture against co-hosts, Poland, to top the group. Whilst they were expected to progress through the first stage, the same cannot be said for Portugal. In what had been dubbed the ‘Group of De...More
The Czech Republic kick off the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 on Thursday with a tricky tie against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, and it is a game they must believe they can win if they are to succeed.
Many who watched the Czechs’ dismal opening match performance against Russia had written them off for qualification from the group, but with two successive wins they not only qualified, but finished top of the standings. They needed a wi...More
Czech Republic did exactly what they had to do against Greece on Tuesday by grabbing a vital 2-1 victory, leaving them with a great chance of getting through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.
With a heavy loss in their first game against Russia, the Czechs could not have started the game any better against Greece, finding themselves 2-0 up after just six minutes after goals from midfielders Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar. The result...More
Losing your first game in a tournament can often lead to failure, but Czech Republic’s shocking performance throughout the game is even more of a worry for Coach Michal Bilek.
Preparations for the tournament had been less than ideal, with a change of coach and a play-off against Montenegro needed just to qualify for Euro 2012. The lack of unity that has been suggested by fans of the nation was evidently clear in the 4-1 demolition at...More
A potentially pulsating tie between two teams that harbour realistic hopes of qualifying beyond the group stage, Russia vs Czech Republic is the second game of Euro 2012 and Group A, and looks set to be an interesting one.
Russia go into the competition hoping to go one further on their impressing showing at Euro 2008 where they reached the semi-final stage, since then they have built a team with a new manager in Dutch mastermind Dic...More
It has been a week to forget for Czech Republic as following a shock defeat in their final warm up game at home to Hungary on Friday evening, an injury to their talismanic striker Milan Baros has put his participation in the European Championships in doubt.
Baros was forced to pull out of training on Tuesday due to a thigh strain, leaving him very doubtful for the group games, and almost certainly out of their opening group game agai...More
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