Arsenal current shot-stopper Peter Cech has announced his retirement from national team sporting activities following an impressive career that saw him won several individual silverware.
The 34-year old goalkeeper throughout his international career holds a record of 121 caps for country and competed in all three games that his country featured in before been thrown out of the group stage of 2016 Euro competition.
Cech made his first international debut in 2001 and went on to represent his country at the 2014 Euro. Cech’s performance in that competition saw the country finished third. The lanky goalkeeper then went ahead to captain his side at Euro 2008.
Although the world cup of 2006 was the only world cup he has competed in owing to his teams failure to qualify for subsequent world cup, Cech went on to represent his country at Euro 2012 and 2016. Following his glittering career, Cech has now called it quit, choosing to focus on improving his performance at Arsenal. Continue reading “CECH RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL ACTION”
Germany manager Joachim Low said that his side did not give the Czech Republic any chance in their World Cup qualifiers.
He stated that his team was stronger than the Czech Republic and that they deserve to win their games. Indeed Germany beat the Czech Republic 3-0 to take the first place in their qualifying group.
The current world champions coach said that his team deserves to win and that they were never in danger during the match. He said that his team made the best start to the game and did not give the Czech Republic any chance to create occasions.
Joachim Low said that his side already won the game after an hour and that there was little the Czech Republic could do to change the pattern of play.
Germany defender Jerome Boateng stated that it was an easy game for them and that they could have scored more goals in the game. He said that the Czech Republic were always chasing them and that they could never take control of the match. He stated that Germany will have to replicate the same performance against Northern Ireland and that they need to keep control of the games. Continue reading “Czech Republic given no chance”
Czech Republic along with Iceland are the leaders of Group A of the 2016 Euro’s qualifications with both nations having collected a total of 9 points out of the opening 3 matches which has been played. However, according to the coach of the Czech Republic national football team it has been a difficult and rather lucky road for his squad.
On October 10 Czech Republic battled against Turkey in a match that appeared to be going in favor of Turkey as they took the early lead at the 8th minute and it was the Turkish team that was dominating the match from start until the end with the upper hand of possession.
UmutBulut managed to slip into the defence of Czech Republic unmarked and the player of Galatasaray connected with a cross before heading it into the net of PetrCech.
Tomas Sivok tied the match 1-1 at the 16th minute and Czech managed to take the lead for the first time in the entire game in the 2nd half when BorekDockal scored with a close range shot.
The scoreboard was not displaying what was going on in the pitch as Turkey was the team that was dominating the match with more shots on target and continuously pressuring their opponents but the Turkish side was not able to capitalize on their chances at goal but the efforts from Turkey were either just missed or saved by PetrCech who made a sublime performance in this match.
The coach of Czech Republic, PavelVrba is well aware that his team had a touch of luck in this game which helped them on securing the victory and when the match was over Vrba had a few things to say concerning their latest victory.
“Me and my team are so happy about the result. We were so lucky, especially in the first half, because we couldn’t get organized and Turkey had a lot of chances. We’re so lucky that we didn’t concede more than once. But in the second half we were better organized, we created more chances, and finally we scored’’PavelVbra said after the match ended.
Iceland and Czech Republic are the current leaders of Group A but Czech Republic’s PavelVbra stated that Netherlands are still favorites of reaching the top and things are far from over.