Ithe football team of Czech Republic’s Euro 2024 qualification takes place tonight in a duel against its direct rival, Moldova, and without three team strongholds, punished for indiscipline.
The coach Jaroslav Silhavy will not be able to count on the experienced center Jakub Brabecwho plays for the Greek Aris Salonica, nor on the right side Vladimir CoufalWest Ham United player, nor with the Sparta Prague striker Jan Kuchta, punished for going to a nightclub after Friday’s game against Poland.
“It was a great disappointment for me when I learned the facts. It could not have been resolved any other way.”. The players apologized and abandoned the rally. I trust that this will not influence our preparation for such an important game,” Silhavy said at a press conference.
It was a great disappointment for me when I learned the facts. It could not be resolved any other way.
“All three were important players and we will miss them. But punishment is above all for thembecause they certainly wanted to contribute to the classification”, said the captain, Tomas Soucek, Coufal’s teammate at the London Hammers and who scored the equalizer on Friday against Poland.
We will miss three important players, but the punishment is theirs
Soucek received four stitches to his head after a head kick from Polish defender Jan Bednarek, which forced the Czech to finish the match with a bandage.
With Albania already classified in Group E, The Czechs were unable to certify their pass at the national stadium in Warsaw, but now a draw against Moldova is enough for themwhich he needs to win to get a place in Germany.
Like the Czechsthe Moldovans lost just one game in this qualifying phaseagainst Albania.