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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.12CET
The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation for 20 years, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.12CET

Czech Republic team profile

The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation for 20 years, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship.

Best result: winners 1976 (as Czechoslovakia)
Coach: Pavel Vrba
Leading scorers: all-time – Jan Koller (55); current – Tomáš Rosický (21)
Most appearances: all-time – Karel Poborský (118); current – Petr Čech (106)
Association formed: 1901
Nickname: Národní tým (National side)
Where they play: Various

The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation for 20 years, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship, finishing runners-up at EURO '96 – their first major tournament – and reaching the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2004. In contrast their qualifying record for the FIFA World Cup has been disappointing, reaching only the 2006 tournament in Germany, where they were eliminated at the group stage. The former Czechoslovakia lifted the European title in 1976, defeating West Germany on penalties in the final, and were twice beaten finalists in the World Cup (1934, 1962).

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P135 W82 D25 L28 F259 A115
Final tournament: P29 W13 D5 L11 F40 A38
Qualifying: P106 W69 D20 L17 F219 A77

The Czech Republic reached the quarter-finals at UEFA EURO 2012, their fifth EURO final tournament since the 1993 dissolution of Czechoslovakia. They lost the EURO '96 final to Germany, Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal inflicting a 2-1 defeat, and suffered more extra-time disappointment in the last four against Greece eight years later.

En route to UEFA EURO 2000 they became only the second side to negotiate qualifying with a 100% record, only to exit in the group stage, as they would do in 2008. Not so in 1976, when Prague-born Antonín Panenka's memorable spot kick earned Czechoslovakia the European title with a 5-3 shoot-out victory against West Germany following a 2-2 draw in Belgrade. The Czechs came third in their championship defence four years later.

Memorable EURO matches
19/06/04: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
The Czechs came from 2-0 down to reach the quarter-finals in dramatic fashion.

26/06/96: France 0-0 Czech Republic (5-6 on pens), EURO '96 semi-finals
Petr Kouba was the hero at Old Trafford, denying Reynald Pedros in sudden death to take Dušan Uhrin's team into the showpiece.

20/06/76 Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany (5-3 on pens), 1976 UEFA European Championship final
Panenka's decisive audacious chipped penalty sealed the title and stands time immemorial.

Did you know?
The Czech Republic won their group at UEFA EURO 2012 despite opening the finals with a 4-1 loss to Russia.

*Last updated 07/01/2014

Last updated: 13/02/14 23.25CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2014 23:48 CET
Denmark0-0Czech Republic
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
04/18/2013 14:23:33
Czech Republic3-1Malta
Referee: Anar Salmanov (AZE) – Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
11/10/2014 18:04:24
Czech Republic0-0Bulgaria
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS) – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
04/18/2013 14:23:33
Czech Republic0-3Denmark
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR) – Stadium: Andruv Stadión, Olomouc (CZE)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Armenia0-3Czech Republic
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:05
Czech Republic0-0Italy
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
06/07/2013 21:37:24
Czech Republic1-2Armenia
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) – Stadium: Stadion Eden, Prague (CZE)
12/04/2014 16:11:58
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group B)
Italy2-1Czech Republic
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
09/11/2013 07:10:01
Malta1-4Czech Republic
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) – Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
12/16/2013 12:36:23
Bulgaria0-1Czech Republic
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
12/16/2013 12:35:54
3 September 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Czech Republic0-1USA
Referee: not available
11/03/2014 14:24:51
9 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Netherlands
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) – Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
10/13/2014 19:03:27
10 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Turkey1-2Czech Republic
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
10/13/2014 19:02:37
13 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan2-4Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) – Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
10/27/2014 12:57:24
16 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Iceland
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
12/04/2014 17:13:11
Czech RepublicLatvia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Stadion Eden, Prague (CZE)
12/04/2014 16:11:58
31 March 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Slovakia - Czech Republic
Referee: TBD
11/03/2014 14:24:51
IcelandCzech Republic
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
10/27/2014 13:56:21
3 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech RepublicKazakhstan
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:06
6 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
LatviaCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:49
10 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech RepublicTurkey
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:56
13 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
NetherlandsCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:46

General info

  • Founded : 1901
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

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