The former Czech football goalkeeper Petr Čech has been appointed
technical and performance adviser at English club Chelsea, where he enjoyed
the greatest successes of his playing career. Čech, who retired at the end
of last season, won 13 trophies with Chelsea, including the Champions
League and four Premier League titles.
The 37-year-old said he was very privileged to have the chance to rejoin the London club and help continue the success it has had in the last 15 years.
The Czech Republic beat Montenegro 3:0 in Olomouc on Monday night in a
qualification game for next year’s European Championships. Jakub Jankto
and Patrik Schick found the net for the hosts, while the visitors’ Boris
Kopitovič scored an own goal. That victory was the second in a few days
for the Czechs and puts them in second place in their group, behind
The Czech Republic’s campaign to reach Euro 2020 continues in September, when they will take on Kosovo and Montenegro in two away games.
The Czech national football team takes on Bulgaria on Friday, in their
second qualifying match for the EURO 2020. The Czechs suffered a
humiliating defeat in their first match in March, losing 5:0 to England.
Among the newcomers to appear in Prague’s Generali Arena on Friday will
be Michal Sadílek, a 20-year-old midfielder playing for PSV Eindhoven, and
the forward Libor Kozák of Slovan Liberec.
The Czech team will next face Montenegro on June 10.
The Czech football goalkeeper Petr Čech lost the final game of his career
on Wednesday night when his club Arsenal were beaten 4:1 in the final of
the Europa League by his former team Chelsea. The 37-year-old made a couple
of important saves when Arsenal were still in with a chance and was seen by
many as their best performer.
Čech holds the record for number of international caps with the Czech Republic and collected numerous trophies and set goalkeeping records during a very successful period at Chelsea.
Football goalkeeper Petr Čech, who may well be the most famous Czech on the planet, will retire after a last appearance for Arsenal in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday. In a twist of fate, the game will be against Chelsea, the club with he won which virtually every prize going. To discuss his amazing career, I spoke to football journalist Karel Haering. He was first struck by Petr Čech in 2009 when he began appearing for Chmel Blšany at 17 – and offers this assessment of the qualities that took him to the top and kept him there.
Slavia Prague are crowned champions for 19th time with one round to go – coach Trpišovský says he’s relieved to have got over line; Plzeň boss Vrba says charges had successful season despite coming second; Czechs power on with fifth win in six games at hockey worlds; and Plíšková climbs to second in world with Rome triumph.
Slavia Prague took a major step toward winning the Czech football league by
beating their nearest rivals Viktoria Plzeň on Sunday evening. The Prague
side’s 3:1 victory leaves them five points ahead of Plzeň. All the
game’s goals came after the 80-minute mark.
The match was part of a new “superstructure” in which the top, middle and bottom groups of clubs at the end of the regular season face one another in a round robin system. Sunday’s game was regarded as the toughest test for Slavia, who finished first after 30 rounds.
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