Rosicky to miss World Cup qualifier at Denmark

The Czech Republic will open its 2014 World Cup qualifying

campaign at Denmark next week without injured captain Tomas

Rosicky.

Rosicky sustained an Achilles tendon injury in the 2-1 win over

Greece on June 12 at the European Championship and has not played

for his Arsenal side since.

Rosicky’s usual replacement, Daniel Kolar, and first-choice

attacking midfielder Vaclav Pilar are also injured and not

available for the Sept. 8 match at Copenhagen and a friendly

against Finland in Teplice three days later.

After striker Milan Baros retired, coach Michal Bilek named

Tuesday two 20-year-old forwards in his 21-man squad. Uncapped

Matej Vydra, who scored two goals in his first three matches for

Watford this season, and Vaclav Kadlec of Sparta Prague, who has

one cap, were both included.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jaroslav Drobny (Hamburg), Jan

Lastuvka (Dnipropetrovsk)

Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie (Liberec), Roman Hubnik

(Hertha Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen), David Limbersky

(Viktoria Plzen), Frantisek Rajtoral (Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Sivok

(Besiktas), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow)

Midfielders: Vladimir Darida (Plzen), Josef Husbauer (Sparta

Prague), Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Petr Jiracek

(Wolfsburg), Milan Petrzela (Augsburg), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux),

Jan Rezek (Anorthosis Famagusta)

Forwards: Vaclav Kadlec (Sparta Prague), David Lafata

(Jablonec), Tomas Pekhart (Nuremberg), Matej Vydra (Watford)