Czech football player Filip Firbacher has been included among 60 of the
best young talents in world football born in 2001 by the British daily
The 16-year-old player from Hradec Králové made his debut for the Czech Under-17s when he was 15. He is playing in the Czech Under-19 league and scored 11 goals last season.
According to the Guardian, Firbacher is the most talented centre-forward in the Czech Republic and is reportedly eyed by the Southampton scouts.
Viktoria Plzeň were beaten 5:0 away by Roma in the Champions League group
stage on Tuesday evening. The hosts’ striker Edin Dzeko, who played for
Teplice earlier in his career, scored a hat trick in the one-sided
That result leaves Plzeň with one point after two games. On the previous match day the West Bohemians drew at home with CSKA Moscow, who now top the group after a surprise win over Real Madrid.
Slavia Prague defeated French team Girondins Bordeaux at home crowd 1: 0 on
Thursday evening in the opening match of the Europa League group stage.
Czech midfielder Jaromír Zmrhal, who scored the only goal of the match, described it as the most beautiful one of his career. Meanwhile, Jablonec lost 2:1 to French side Stade Rennes.
Jaroslav Šilhavý has been appointed coach of the Czech international
football team. He replaces Karel Jarolím, who was recently fired after two
years in the job following a humiliating defeat to Russia.
Šilhavý, who is 56, will lead the Czechs for the first time next month, when they take on Slovakia and Ukraine in the Nations League, a competition in which they lost their opening game. The new manager helmed Slavia Prague to the domestic league title the season before last.
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