Czech Republic are coming into this event on the back of a poor qualification with them finishing way behind World and European Champions Spain in the group, so they had to use the Playoff route to get into the Euro 2012. They are one of the strongest 2nd tier teams in Europe and historicaly they have always perfomed up to the expectations in the big events.
They have been drawn in the group A where they will be playing against Russia, Polan, Greece in a bid to get through to the quarterfinals and on paper they should get to the knockouts, and that is where the big events starts. Here are some of the details about the teams, their matches dates and possible team squad.
Best Euros Result: Runners-up (1996)
Most Goal Scorer: Jan Koller (55 goals from 99-09)
Most Capped Player: Karol Poborsky (118 caps from 94-06)
Coach: Michal Bílek
Captain: Tomas Rosicky
Czech Republic Euro 2012 Group Matches Fixtures
Czech Republic vs Russia
Friday, June 8, 2012 (20:45 CET in Wroclaw)
Czech Republic vs Greece
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (18:00 CET in Wroclaw)
Czech Republic vs Poland
Saturday, June 16, 2012 (20:45 CET in Wroclaw)
Possible Czech Republic Euro 2012 Squad:
Goalkeepers: Petr Čech (Chelsea), Jaroslav Drobný (Hamburger)
Defenders: Jan Rajnoch (Sivasspor), Tomáš Sivok (Beşiktaş), Theodor Gebreselassie (Slovan Liberec), Roman Hubník (Hertha Berlin), Daniel Pudil (Cesena), Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen), Zdeněk Pospěch (Mainz), František Rajtoral (Viktoria Plzeň).
Midfielders: Tomáš Rosický (Arsenal), Petr Jiráček (Wolfsburg), Tomáš Hübschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Daniel Kolář (Viktoria Plzeň), Jaroslav Plašil (Bordeaux), Jan Rezek (Anorthosis Famagusta), Václav Pilař (Viktoria Plzeň), Milan Petržela (Viktoria Plzeň).
Forwards: Milan Baroš (Galatasaray), David Lafata (FK Jablonec), Tomáš Necid (CSKA Moscow), Tomáš Pekhart (Nürnberg).