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Baroš injury gives Kadlec Czech chance

Published: Wednesday 29 September 2010, 13.17CET
With Milan Baroš injured, coach Michal Bílek has opted to give youth a chance by calling up 18-year-old Václav Kadlec for the games against Scotland and Liechtenstein.
by Ladislav Josef
from Prague
Baroš injury gives Kadlec Czech chance
Václav Kadlec has been called up by the Czech Republic ©Getty Images
 
Published: Wednesday 29 September 2010, 13.17CET

Baroš injury gives Kadlec Czech chance

With Milan Baroš injured, coach Michal Bílek has opted to give youth a chance by calling up 18-year-old Václav Kadlec for the games against Scotland and Liechtenstein.

Teenage striker Václav Kadlec has been called into the Czech Republic squad in place of the injured Milan Baroš for the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers at home to Scotland and away to Liechtenstein.

Baroš scored a first-half hat-trick for Galatasaray AŞ against İstanbul BB SK on Sunday but was later substituted after injuring his thigh and will be sidelined for several weeks. Kadlec fills his shoes having scored three league goals for AC Sparta Praha this season. If fielded, the 18-year-old will become the second youngest Czech international behind Jan Polák, the RSC Anderlecht midfielder who is also in the squad.

FC Viktoria Plzeň midfielder Milan Petržela, 27, is selected for the first time and striker Lukáš Magera returns after an 11-month absence, but Martin Fenin is injured. Michal Bílek's side lost their opening Group I game in Lithuania, so will be chasing their first points against Scotland on 8 October and Liechtenstein four days later.

Czech Republic squad
Goalkeepers: Petr Čech (Chelsea FC), Jan Laštůvka (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Tomáš Grigar (FK Teplice).

Defenders: Zdeněk Pospěch (FC København), Roman Hubník (Hertha BSC Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Jan Rajnoch (MKE Ankaragücü), Marek Suchý (FC Spartak Moskva), Daniel Pudil (KRC Genk).

Midfielders: Tomáš Rosický (Arsenal FC), Tomáš Hübschman (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Jaroslav Plašil (FC Girondins de Bordeaux), Jan Polák (RSC Anderlecht), Jiří Štajner (FC Slovan Liberec), Mario Holek (FC Dnipro Dinpropetrovsk), Milan Petržela (FC Viktoria Plzeň).

Forwards: Roman Bednář (West Bromwich Albion FC), Tomáš Necid (PFC CSKA Moskva), Václav Kadlec (AC Sparta Praha), Lukáš Magera (FC Timişoara).

 
Last updated: 29/09/10 17.42CET

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