Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker Milan Baros have
been included in the 18-man squad for the team’s opening 2012
European Championship qualifier against Lithuania in Olomouc on
Key players Cech (calf) and Baros (Achilles tendon) missed the
team’s 4-1 friendly win over Latvia two weeks ago with injuries but
returned to the squad announced Tuesday by Czech coach Michal
Bilek made two more changes by adding defenders Marek Suchy and
Jan Rajnoch to his squad.
Czech Republic and Lithuania are in qualifying group I, which
also includes world champion Spain, Scotland and Liechtenstein. The
group winner will qualify for the Euro 2012 finals tournament to be
played in Poland and Ukraine in June 2012.
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jan Lastuvka
Defenders: Roman Hubnik (Hertha Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer
Leverkusen), Zdenek Pospech (FC Copenhagen), Daniel Pudil (Genk),
Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow), Jan Rajnoch (Ankaragucu).
Midfielders: Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Jaroslav Plasil
(Bordeaux), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Mario Holek (Dnipropetrovsk),
Jan Polak (Anderlecht), Jiri Stajner (Liberec).
Forwards: Martin Fenin (Frankfurt), Tomas Necid (CSKA Moscow),
Milan Baros (Galatasaray), Roman Bednar (West Bromwich Albion).