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Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJaroslav Šilhavý
CaptainBořek Dočkal
Most capsPetr Čech (124)
Top scorerJan Koller (55)
FIFA codeCZE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 45 Steady (17 September 2020)[1]
Highest2 (September 1999; January – May 2000; April – May 2005; January – May 2006)
Lowest67 (March 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 36 Decrease 4 (14 October 2020)[2]
Highest1 (June 2004, June 2005)
Lowest47 (4 September 2017)
First international
 Turkey 1–4 Czech Republic 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994)
Biggest win
 Czech Republic 8–1 Andorra 
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005)
Biggest defeat
 England 5–0 Czech Republic 
(London, England; 22 March 2019)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1934)
Best resultRunners-up (1934, 1962)
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1960)
Best resultChampions (1976)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1997)
Best resultThird place (1997)

The Czech Republic national football team (Czech: Česká fotbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in international association football. Historically, a team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia and Czechoslovakia.

Following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the first international competition of the Czech Republic was the UEFA Euro 1996, where they finished runners-up, and they have taken part in every European Championship since. Following the separation, they have featured in one FIFA World Cup, the 2006 tournament.

Events

1990s

When Czechoslovakia split and reformed into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech Republic team was formed, and played their first friendly match away to Turkey on 23 February 1994. The newly formed team played their first home game in Ostrava, against Lithuania, in which they registered their first home win.

Their first competitive match was part of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying campaign, in which they defeated Malta 6–1 in Ostrava. During the campaign, the Czech Republic registered six wins, three draws, and a defeat against Luxembourg, finishing their qualifying Group 5 in first place, above favourites the Netherlands. In the final tournament, hosted by England, the Czechs progressed from the group stage, despite a 2–0 opening game defeat to Germany. They progressed to the UEFA Euro 1996 Final, whereby lost 2–1 to Germany at Wembley Stadium.

Czechs finished third in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, behind Spain and Yugoslavia, and subsequently missed the tournament.

2000s

The Czech Republic qualified for Euro 2000, winning all of their group games and conceding five goals.[3] In the finals the team were drawn in Group D, alongside France, Netherlands and Denmark.[4] The team lost to Netherlands to a last-minute penalty[5] and lost the second match agaist France which eliminated them from advancing to the knockout round. Czech Republic managed a 2–0 win against Denmark in their final game courtesy of two goals from Vladimír Šmicer.[5]

Once again, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup, this time finishing second in their group, behind Denmark, and then being beaten 1–0 in both legs by Belgium in the UEFA play-offs for a place in the finals.

A team settled with Pavel Nedvěd, Jan Koller, Tomáš Rosický, Milan Baroš, Marek Jankulovski, Tomáš Galásek together with the emergence of goalkeeper Petr Čech were unbeaten in 2002 and 2003, scoring 53 goals in 19 games and qualifying for Euro 2004 in the process. The Czech Republic went on a 20-game unbeaten streak, finally ended in Dublin on 31 March 2004 in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland.[6] The Czechs entered the Euro finals in Group D, alongside the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia.[7] The team trailed 2–0 to the Netherlands in a 3–2 win and beat Germany in the final match.[8] Czech Republic beat Denmark in the quarter-final, went into the semi-final against Greece and Tomáš Rosický hit the bar after just two minutes, Jan Koller had shots saved by the Greek goalkeeper and Pavel Nedvěd left the pitch injured in the end of the first half. It was not to be as the 90 minutes finished goalless and Greece won the game in the last minute of the first half of extra-time with a silver goal.[9]

Czech Republic (red) v Ghana (white) at the 2006 World Cup.

The Czech Republic recorded their record win during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), thrashing Andorra 8–1 in a qualification match in Liberec. In the same match, Jan Koller became the all-time top scorer for the national team with his 35th international goal.[10] At the end of the campaign, after finishing in second place in Group 1 then defeating Norway in a playoff, the Czechs qualified for their first FIFA World Cup.[11] The team was boosted prior to the play-off matches by the return of Pavel Nedvěd,[12] who had initially retired from international football after Euro 2004. The squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany included 18 of the Euro 2004 team which reached the semi-finals. With the team ranked second in the world,[13] they started the tournament with a 3–0 win over the United States. During the game, however, Jan Koller was forced to leave with a hamstring injury,[14] putting him out of the tournament. In the next game, with the absent Koller and Milan Baroš still recovering from injury, the team suffered a 2–0 loss to Ghana.[13] Baroš returned for the final game against Italy which Czechs had to win to progress. The team were reduced to ten men as Jan Polák was dismissed before half-time for two bookable offences.[14] Italy went on to win 2–0. Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský and Vratislav Lokvenc retired from the national team after this tournament.[15]

In the qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, they finished top of their group, above Germany on head-to-head records. Czech Republic beat co-hosts Switzerland 1–0 in their opening game, before being beaten 3–1 by Portugal, this meant that they, and Turkey carried identical records going into the final group game. Czechs took a 2–0 lead just past the hour mark and looked set to qualify. The Turks, however, scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to win the game 2–3.[16]

Czechs faced World Cup qualification, being drawn in Group 3, under the guidance of coach Petr Rada. They started with a 0–0 away draw against Northern Ireland, which was followed by a loss against Poland. A late goal from Libor Sionko won the next game 1–0 against Slovenia. This was followed by a win against San Marino, and a goalless draw in Slovenia. In their following match, against neighbours Slovakia, a 2–1 defeat at home left Czech Republic in a precarious qualifying position. Manager Petr Rada was dismissed and six players were suspended.[17] Ivan Hašek took temporary charge as manager,[18] gaining four points from his first two matches, as the team drew away to group leaders Slovakia and thrashed San Marino 7–0 in Uherské Hradiště. They subsequently beat Poland in Prague but followed this result with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland, finishing third in the group and failing to qualify for the World Cup. Hašek announced his immediate resignation.[19]

2010s

A changed team under Michal Bílek entered the Euro 2012 qualifiers and began with a home loss to Lithuania. But a win at home to Scotland was followed by wins against Liechtenstein. Spain defeated Czech Republic in between the Liechtenstein games, but the play-off spot was still in their hands. In the next game, a last minute penalty from Michal Kadlec away to Scotland secured a 2–2 draw.[20] Despite Scotland winning their next two games and the Czechs again being defeated by Spain, the team could finish second if they could beat Lithuania away from home in the final game, assuming Spain would beat Scotland at home. Spain won 3–1 and Czech Republic defeated Lithuania 4–1 to seal second spot and a place in the play-offs. Czech Republic were drawn to face Montenegro in the two-legged play-off. A goal from Václav Pilař and a last minute second from Tomáš Sivok helped the Czechs to a 2–0 first leg lead. In the second leg in Podgorica, a late goal from Petr Jiráček sealed a 1–0 win and the Czechs ran out 3–0 aggregate winners and qualified for Euro 2012.

At the tournament, the Czechs lost their opening game 4–1 to Russia, with their only goal coming from Václav Pilař. In their second match, against Greece, the Czech Republic went 2–0 up within the first six minutes thanks to goals from Petr Jiráček and a second from Pilař. Following the half-time substitution of captain Tomáš Rosický, Greece scored a second-half goal following a mistake from Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech, although there were no more goals and the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the tournament.[21] Going into their third and final group match, the Czech Republic needed at least a draw against co-hosts Poland to advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament. A second-half strike by Jiráček proved the difference between the teams as the Czechs ran out 1–0 winners. Due to Greece beating Russia in the other group game, the Czech Republic subsequently finished top of Group A,[22] becoming the first team to ever win a group at the European Championships with a negative goal difference.[23] The Czech team faced Portugal in the quarter-finals. Portugal eventually made the breakthrough with 11 minutes remaining through a header from Cristiano Ronaldo to win the match 1–0 and eliminate Czech Republic.

Bílek stayed on as coach, despite unrest amongst fans, and was tasked with qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.[24] The Czechs were drawn into UEFA Qualifying Group B along with Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta. The beginning of the campaign was [24] two goalless draws with Denmark and Bulgaria, paired with a narrow win against Malta, capping off their first three games. The team then lost 0–3 to Denmark at home. The team was able to win against Armenia and draw with group leaders Italy, but lost to both Armenia and Italy in the rematches.[24] Bílek resigned[24] after the loss and was replaced with assistant coach Josef Pešice.[25] In their last two games with their new coach, the Czechs recorded wins over Malta and Bulgaria but lost to Italy, leaving them in third place and ending their qualification hopes. Pešice resigned as coach following the conclusion of qualifying.

Pavel Vrba was appointed as the team's new coach on the first day of 2014, ahead of Euro 2016 qualifying.[26] The Czech team was drawn into[27] Group A, along with Holland, Turkey, Iceland, Latvia and Kazakhstan. The Czech team began with a win, defeating Netherlands, and followed up with victories over Turkey, Kazakhstan and Iceland, leaving them as group leaders with maximum points after four matches. A draw at home against Latvia followed; nonetheless, Czech Republic remained group leader, and on 6 September 2015, qualified for their sixth European Championship. They only got one point from a draw with Croatia, losing to Spain and Turkey. During a friendly match against Australia on 1 June 2018, the Czechs recorded their biggest defeat losing 0–4 in Sankt Pölten, Austria.[28] It was surpassed during their first qualifier for Euro 2020, as they were beaten 0–5 at Wembley Stadium by England.[29]

Fixtures

14 November 2019 (2019-11-14) Euro QualificationCzech Republic 2–1 KosovoPlzeň, Czech Republic
20:45 UTC+01:00 Král Goal 71'
Čelůstka Goal 79'
Report Nuhiu Goal 50' Stadium: Doosan Arena
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
17 November 2019 (2019-11-17) Euro QualificationBulgaria 1–0 Czech RepublicSofia, Bulgaria
18:00 UTC+01:00 Bozhikov Goal 56' Report Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
4 September 2020 Nations LeagueSlovakia 1–3 Czech RepublicBratislava, Slovakia
20:45 CEST
Report
Stadium: Tehelné pole
Attendance: 0
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
7 September 2020 Nations LeagueCzech Republic 1–2 ScotlandOlomouc, Czech Republic
20:45 CEST
Stadium: Andrův stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands)
11 October 2020 Nations LeagueIsrael 1–2 Czech RepublicHaifa, Israel
21:45 IDT
Report
Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)
14 October 2020 Nations LeagueScotland 1–0 Czech RepublicGlasgow, Scotland
14:00 WEST
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
14 November 2020 Nations LeagueCzech Republic v IsraelCzech Republic
15:00 CET
17 November 2020 Nations LeagueCzech Republic v SlovakiaCzech Republic
20:45 CET
June 2021 Euro FinalWinner Play-off Path C v Czech RepublicGlasgow, Scotland
14:00 BST Stadium: Hampden Park

Stadiums

Ten different cities hosted national team matches of the Czech Republic between 1994 and 2011.[30] The most commonly-used stadium is Generali Arena, the home stadium of AC Sparta Prague. As of 3 June 2014, the team has played 36 of 92 home matches there. Since 2012, competitive games have also been held Doosan Arena, Plzeň.

Stadiums which have hosted Czech Republic international football matches:

Number of
matches
Stadium W D L First international Last international
44 Generali Arena, Prague 25 7 12 26 April 1995 14 October 2019
20 Na Stínadlech, Teplice 18 1 1 18 September 1996 11 September 2012
12 Sinobo Stadium, Prague 5 3 4 27 May 2008 11 October 2019
10 Andrův stadion, Olomouc 7 0 3 25 March 1998 10 June 2019
5 Bazaly, Ostrava 4 0 1 25 May 1994 16 August 2000
5 Doosan Arena, Plzeň 5 0 0 12 October 2012 14 November 2019
4 Stadion u Nisy, Liberec 4 0 0 4 June 2005 11 August 2010
3 Stadion Střelnice, Jablonec 3 0 0 4 September 1996 5 June 2009
3 Městský stadion, Ostrava 2 1 0 26 March 1996 11 October 2016
3 Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště 1 0 2 16 August 2006 6 September 2018
2 Stadion Evžena Rošického, Prague 1 1 0 24 April 1996 18 August 2004
2 Sportovní areál, Drnovice 2 0 0 18 August 1999 15 August 2001
2 Městský stadion, Mladá Boleslav 1 1 0 31 August 2016 15 November 2016
1 Stadion FC Bohemia Poděbrady, Poděbrady 1 0 0 26 February 1997
1 Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno 1 0 0 8 March 1995
1 Stadion Střelecký ostrov, České Budějovice 1 0 0 29 March 2011
1 Městský stadion, Ústí nad Labem 1 0 0 22 March 2017

Managers

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Czech Republic Jaroslav Šilhavý
Assistant Coach Czech Republic Tomáš Galásek
Assistant Coach Czech Republic Jiří Chytrý
Goalkeeping Coach Czech Republic Milan Veselý

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly against Cyprus and 2020–21 UEFA Nations League matches against Israel and Scotland in October 2020.[31]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Tomáš Vaclík (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 31) 30 0 Spain Sevilla
1GK Jiří Pavlenka (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 28) 11 0 Germany Werder Bremen
1GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 28) 10 0 Germany Augsburg
1GK Ondřej Kolář (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 25) 1 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague

2DF Pavel Kadeřábek (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 28) 43 3 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Filip Novák (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 30) 24 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe
2DF Ondřej Čelůstka (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 31) 19 2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
2DF Jan Bořil (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 29) 16 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
2DF Vladimír Coufal (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 (age 28) 8 1 England West Ham United
2DF Ondřej Kúdela (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 33) 3 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
2DF Tomáš Holeš (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 27) 2 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
2DF David Hovorka (1993-08-07) 7 August 1993 (age 27) 1 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
2DF Aleš Matějů (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 24) 1 0 Italy Brescia
2DF Tomáš Petrášek (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Poland Raków Częstochowa

3MF Vladimír Darida (Captain) (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 30) 63 7 Germany Hertha BSC
3MF Bořek Dočkal (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 32) 41 7 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Jakub Jankto (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 24) 27 3 Italy Sampdoria
3MF Tomáš Souček (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 25) 25 3 England West Ham United
3MF Jan Kopic (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 30) 19 3 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
3MF Antonín Barák (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 25) 13 5 Italy Hellas Verona
3MF Lukáš Masopust (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 27) 13 1 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
3MF Alex Král (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 22) 11 2 Russia Spartak Moscow
3MF Petr Ševčík (1994-05-02) 2 May 1994 (age 26) 4 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague
3MF Adam Hložek (2002-07-25) 25 July 2002 (age 18) 2 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Lukáš Provod (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 23) 2 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague

4FW Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 28) 27 5 England Burnley
4FW Michael Krmenčík (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 27) 24 9 Belgium Club Brugge
4FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 24) 22 9 Germany RB Leipzig

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic squad within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aleš Mandous (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
GK Jakub Markovič (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
GK Filip Nguyen (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 28) 0 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020

DF Roman Hubník (1984-06-06) 6 June 1984 (age 36) 30 3 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020 RET
DF Václav Jemelka (1995-06-23) 23 June 1995 (age 25) 1 0 Belgium OH Leuven v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
DF Jaroslav Zelený (1992-08-20) 20 August 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Czech Republic Jablonec v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
DF Šimon Gabriel (2001-05-28) 28 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
DF Daniel Holzer (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 25) 0 0 Czech Republic Baník Ostrava v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
DF Jan Juroška (1993-03-02) 2 March 1993 (age 27) 0 0 Czech Republic Baník Ostrava v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
DF Ondřej Karafiát (1994-12-01) 1 December 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 27) 20 2 England Bristol City v.  Slovakia, 4 September 2020
DF Jakub Brabec (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 28) 17 1 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Slovakia, 4 September 2020

MF Jakub Pešek (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 27) 1 1 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Radim Breite (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 31) 1 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Lukáš Budínský (1992-03-27) 27 March 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Marek Havlík (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995 (age 25) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovácko v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Adam Jánoš (1992-07-20) 20 July 1992 (age 28) 1 0 Czech Republic Baník Ostrava v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Tomáš Malínský (1991-08-25) 25 August 1991 (age 29) 1 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Roman Potočný (1991-04-25) 25 April 1991 (age 29) 1 0 Czech Republic Baník Ostrava v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Adam Karabec (2003-07-02) 2 July 2003 (age 17) 0 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Tomáš Solil (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Czech Republic Pardubice v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Jáchym Šíp (2003-01-22) 22 January 2003 (age 17) 0 0 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
MF Lukáš Kalvach (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 25) 1 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Slovakia, 4 September 2020
MF Ladislav Krejčí (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 (age 28) 41 5 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Bulgaria, 17 November 2019
MF Josef Hušbauer (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 30) 21 1 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta v.  Bulgaria, 17 November 2019

FW Stanislav Tecl (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 30) 6 0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
FW Antonín Růsek (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 21) 1 0 Czech Republic Zbrojovka Brno v.  Scotland, 7 September 2020
FW Martin Doležal (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 30) 5 0 Czech Republic Jablonec v.  Bulgaria, 17 November 2019
FW Zdeněk Ondrášek (1988-12-22) 22 December 1988 (age 31) 4 1 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Bulgaria, 17 November 2019
  • INJ = Withdrew due to an injury.
  • OTH = Other reason
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.
  • RET = Retired from international football
  • WD = Withdrew due to non-injury related reasons.

Previous squads

Records

Competitions

FIFA World Cup
Final Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
France 1998 Did not qualify 10 5 1 4 16 6
South Korea Japan 2002 12 6 2 4 20 10
Germany 2006 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 3 4 Squad 14 11 0 3 37 12
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 10 4 4 2 17 6
Brazil 2014 10 4 3 3 13 9
Russia 2018 10 4 3 3 17 10
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 9/21 33 12 5 16 47 49 137 74 29 34 264 116
UEFA European Championship
Final Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
England 1996 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 7 8 Squad 10 6 3 1 21 6
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Squad 10 10 0 0 26 5
Portugal 2004 Semi-finals 3rd 5 4 0 1 10 5 Squad 8 7 1 0 23 5
Austria Switzerland 2008 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 6 Squad 12 9 2 1 27 5
Poland Ukraine 2012 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 4 6 Squad 10 6 1 3 15 8
France 2016 Group stage 21st 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad 10 7 1 2 19 14
Europe 2020 Qualified 8 5 0 3 13 11
Total Runners-up 10/16 32 13 6 13 42 43 124 81 21 22 251 102
UEFA Nations League
Year Division Group Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 B 1 2nd 4 2 0 2 4 4
2020–21 B To be determined
Total 4 2 0 2 4 4
FIFA Confederations Cup
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads
Saudi Arabia 1995 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1997 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 10 7 Squad
Mexico 1999 to Russia 2017 Did not qualify
Total Third place 1/10 5 2 1 2 10 7

Matches

As of 17 November 2019, after the match against Bulgaria.

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Player records are accurate as of 20 November 2018.
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Players

Petr Cech is the most capped player in the history of Czech Republic with 124 caps
# Most capped players Career Caps Goals
1 Petr Čech 2002–2016 124 0
2 Karel Poborský 1994–2006 118 8
3 Tomáš Rosický 2000–2016 105 23
4 Jaroslav Plašil 2004–2016 103 7
5 Milan Baroš 2001–2012 93 41
6 Jan Koller 1999–2009 91 55
Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 91 18
8 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 81 27
9 Tomáš Ujfaluši 2001–2009 78 2
10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 77 11
Jan Koller is the top scorer in the history of Czech Republic with 55 goals
# Top goalscorers Career Goals Caps
1 Jan Koller (list) 1999–2009 55 91
2 Milan Baroš (list) 2001–2012 41 93
3 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 27 81
4 Tomáš Rosický 2000–2016 23 105
5 Pavel Kuka 1994–2001 22 63
6 Patrik Berger 1994–2001 18 44
Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 18 91
8 Vratislav Lokvenc 1995–2006 14 74
9 Tomáš Necid 2008–present 12 44
10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 11 77

(Above information in both tables taken from individual player pages, based on players from the list of Czech Republic international footballers)

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