Dovalil decides on final Czech squad

Jakub Dovalil has finalised his Czech Republic squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship with forward Michael Rabušic the only addition to the provisional selection.

Lukáš Mareček and Radim Řezník have both been included in the Czech Republic's U21 squad
Lukáš Mareček and Radim Řezník have both been included in the Czech Republic's U21 squad ©AFP

Czech Republic coach Jakub Dovalil has named his final squad of 23 for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.

Dovalil has made some minor changes from his provisional 25-man selection which was announced on 20 May. Defender Pavel Čmovš, midfielder Zdeněk Šmejkal and striker Jan Vošahlík have all been omitted, while FC Zbrojovka Brno forward Michael Rabušic has been added to the party.

The only unbeaten side in qualifying, the Czech Republic fly out to Denmark on Thursday and two days later meet Ukraine in their first Group B fixture on 12 June before further games against Spain and England. They are bidding to win the competition for the second time following their 2002 success.

Czech Republic squad
Goalkeepers: Jan Hanuš (SK Slavia Praha), Marek Štěch (West Ham United FC), Tomáš Vaclík (FK Viktoria Žižkov).

Defenders: Ondřej Čelůstka (SK Slavia Praha), Jan Hošek (FK Teplice), Jan Lecjaks (RSC Anderlecht), Ondřej Mazuch (RSC Anderlecht), Radim Řezník (FC Baník Ostrava), Marek Suchý (FC Spartak Moskva), Lukáš Vácha (FC Slovan Liberec).

Midfielders: Milan Černý (SK Slavia Praha), Bořek Dočkal (FC Slovan Liberec), Marcel Gecov (FC Slovan Liberec), Adam Hloušek (1. FC Kaiserslautern), Tomáš Hořava (SK Sigma Olomouc), Jan Kovařík (FK Jablonec), Lukáš Mareček (RSC Anderlecht), Jan Morávek (1. FC Kaiserslautern).

Forwards: Jan Chramosta (FK Mladá Boleslav), Václav Kadlec (AC Sparta Praha), Libor Kozák (S.S. Lazio), Tomáš Pekhart (1. FC Nürnberg), Michael Rabušic (FC Zbrojovka Brno).

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