Czech football player Josef Šural has died following a minibus crash in
Turkey. The 28-year-old was returning from a game with his club Alanyaspor
on Sunday when the accident occurred. He was taken to hospital along with
six teammates and later died of his injuries.
The forward, who was 28, made 20 appearances for the Czech national team and played for Brno, Liberec and Sparta Prague.
The Czech national soccer team lost 3:1 to Brazil in a friendly game in Prague on Tuesday night. The home side opened the scoring in the 37th minute thanks to David Pavelka’s first international strike. However, Brazil stepped up the tempo in the second half. Robert Firmino drew the visitors level not long after halftime and substitute Gabriel Jesus added a brace in the final 10 minutes.
Goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík was named Czech Footballer of the Year 2018 at a
ceremony in Prague on Monday evening. The 29-year-old has been a regular at
Spanish top flight side Sevilla since joining them last summer from
On Tuesday it was announced that injury had forced Vaclík, who has 23 international caps, to pull out of the Czech squad to face England on Friday and Brazil four days later.
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