Cech to miss Czech Republic friendly at Scotland

BY foxsports • February 25, 2010

The Czech Republic will be without injured Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech for next week's friendly at Scotland.

Cech was carried off on a stretcher with a calf injury during his side's 2-1 loss at Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Czech Republic coach Michal Bilek called up Michal Danek of Czech club Plzen as a possible replacement. The 26-year-old Danek has never played for the Czech Republic.

Defender Ondrej Kusnir of Sparta Prague and midfielder Jan Moravek of Schalke are also newcomers included in the 18-man squad named Thursday for the March 3 game in Glasgow.

Both teams, which have not qualified for this year's World Cup in South Africa, have been drawn together in the same 2012 European Championship qualifying group.

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Squad:

Goalkeepers: Jaroslav Drobny (Hertha Berlin), Michal Danek (Plzen).

Defenders: Roman Hubnik (Hertha Berlin), Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Michal Kadlec (Leverkusen), Ondrej Kusnir (Sparta Prague), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas), Jan Simunek (Wolfsburg).

Midfielders: Adam Hlousek (Slavia Prague), Mario Holek (Dnipropetrovsk), Jan Moravek (Schalke), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Jan Rajnoch (Ankaragucu), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Rudolf Skacel (Larissa).

Forwards: Roman Bednar (West Bromwich), Tomas Necid (CSKA Moscow), Vaclav Sverkos (Sochaux).


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