Rosicky returns for Czechs for WCup qualifiers
Captain Tomas Rosicky has returned to the Czech Republic’s team
for this month’s World Cup qualifying games against Denmark and
The Arsenal midfielder sustained an Achilles tendon injury at
the European Championship last year and has not played a qualifying
game for the Czech Republic since.
Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek said Tuesday that Rosicky ”is
fully fit” to join the squad for the March 22 game against Denmark
in the Czech city of Olomouc and four days later in Armenia.
The Czechs are third in Group B with five points from three
matches. Italy leads the group with 10 points from four
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker Matej Vydra, who scored
20 goals for Watford this season, are also included in the 22-man
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jan Lastuvka (Dnipropetrovsk),
Tomas Vaclik (Sparta Prague).
Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen), Michal Kadlec
(Bayer Leverkusen), Martin Latka (Fortuna Duesseldorf), David
Limbersky (Viktoria Plzen), Frantisek Rajtoral (Viktoria Plzen),
Tomas Sivok (Besiktas), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow).
Midfielders: Vladimir Darida (Plzen), Borek Dockal (Rosenborg),
Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Petr Jiracek (Hamburg), Daniel
Kolar (Viktoria Plzen), Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), Jaroslav
Plasil (Bordeaux), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal).
Forwards: David Lafata (Sparta Prague), Tomas Pekhart
(Nuremberg), Stanislav Tecl (Viktoria Plzen), Matej Vydra