Brueckner unveils 19-man squad for Euro 2008 qualifiers

24-08-2006

The coach of the country's national football side Karel Brueckner has unveiled his 19-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2008 group D qualifiers against Wales, which take place on September 2nd and Slovakia four days later. Missing from the roster are injured Aston Villa striker Milan Baros, Bordeaux midfielder Vladimir Smicer, and Ajax defender Zdenek Grygera. The coach however will be able to depend on the services of Chelsea keeper Petr Cech and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky. Cech is set to return to training this week following a recent shoulder operation while Rosicky, who recently picked up a groin injury, is expected to be fit in time. The Czechs will be without international stalwarts Pavel Nedved of Juventus, and Karel Poborsky, both of whom recently retired from the international game.