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Published: Monday 4 June 2012, 9.16CET
Michal Bílek's side overcame teething problems to continue the Czech Republic's proud record of gracing every UEFA European Championship final tournament since independence.

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Published: Monday 4 June 2012, 9.16CET

Czech Republic

Michal Bílek's side overcame teething problems to continue the Czech Republic's proud record of gracing every UEFA European Championship final tournament since independence.

Best EURO performance: winners 1976 (as Czechoslovakia)
Coach: Michal Bílek
Leading scorer:
all-time – Jan Koller (55); current – Milan Baroš (41)
Most appearances: all-time – Karel Poborský (118); current – Petr Čech (89)
Association formed: 1901
Nickname: Národní tým (National side)

Michal Bílek's side overcame teething problems to continue the Czech Republic's record of gracing every UEFA European Championship final tournament since the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993. After failing to reach the 2010 FIFA World Cup – and suffering a group stage exit at UEFA EURO 2008 – Bílek sought to introduce a new generation to play alongside the likes of Tomáš Rosický, Petr Čech and Milan Baroš. They made an inauspicious start to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, losing at home to Lithuania, but ultimately came good, beating Montenegro 3-0 on aggregate in the play-offs.

UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying
Group I: runners-up
Play-offs: Czech Republic 2-0, 1-0 Montenegro (3-0 on agg)
Leading scorer:
Michal Kadlec (4)
Ever-presents: Michal Kadlec (10)

FC Viktoria Plzeň pair Václav Pilař and Petr Jiráček both scored their first senior international goals as the Czech Republic secured a 3-0 aggregate victory over Montenegro in the play-offs.

Václav Kadlec's strike in Liechtenstein made him the youngest player to score in qualifying (18 years, 145 days), though the Czechs' tally of 12 group stage goals was the lowest of all finalists. After Baroš missed from the spot in the opening-day loss to Lithuania, penalty-taking duties passed to defender Michal Kadlec, who subsequently converted three out of three.

"We were under pressure from the home defeat by Lithuania right until the end," said Bílek. "I am proud of the players and how they coped with it. I am glad to be part of it."

EURO pedigree
The Czech Republic have been EURO final tournament ever-presents since the 1993 break-up of Czechoslovakia (in contrast, they have graced just one FIFA World Cup), and became only the second side to negotiate qualifying with a 100% record en route to UEFA EURO 2000.

They lost the EURO '96 final to Germany when Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal made it 2-1, and suffered more extra-time disappointment in the last four against Greece eight years later.

In 1976, Prague-born Antonín Panenka's memorable spot kick earned Czechoslovakia the European title with a 5-3 shoot-out victory over West Germany following a 2-2 draw. The Czechs came third in their championship defence four years later.

UEFA EURO 2012 Group A fixtures
Friday 8 June: Russia v Czech Republic, 20.45CET, Wroclaw
Tuesday 12 June: Greece v Czech Republic, 18.00CET, Wroclaw
Saturday 16 June: Czech Republic v Poland, 20.45CET, Wroclaw

Team EURO records
Matches played
Overall: P67 W46 D9 L12 F136 A51
Final tournament: P17 W8 D2 L7 F24 A22
Qualifying: P50 W38 D7 L5 F112 A29

Click here for extensive list of records

Last updated 4 June 2012

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Last updated: 06/12/13 4.43CET

Related information

http://www.stg.infra.uefa.com/news/newsid=1733290.html#czech+republic

Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/11/2016 15:14 CET
9 September 2014 09 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Netherlands
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
12/23/2015 10:28:35
10 October 2014 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Turkey1-2Czech Republic
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
12/23/2015 10:28:02
13 October 2014 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan2-4Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
12/23/2015 10:27:17
16 November 2014 16 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Iceland
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
12/23/2015 10:33:32
28 March 2015 28 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic1-1Latvia
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadion Eden, Prague (CZE)
12/23/2015 10:32:44
12 June 2015 12 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Iceland2-1Czech Republic
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
12/23/2015 10:31:53
3 September 2015 03 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
12/23/2015 10:31:09
6 September 2015 06 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Latvia1-2Czech Republic
Referee: not available Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
12/23/2015 10:30:31
10 October 2015 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic0-2Turkey
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
12/23/2015 10:30:14
13 October 2015 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Netherlands2-3Czech Republic
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
12/23/2015 10:29:25
Spain1-0Czech Republic
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) Stadium: Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse (FRA)
06/22/2016 12:37:35
Czech RepublicCroatia
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG) Stadium: Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA)
06/22/2016 14:26:57
Czech Republic0-2Turkey
Referee: not available Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens (FRA)
07/21/2016 14:44:13
31 August 2016 31 Aug - Friendlies 2016-18
Czech Republic3-0Armenia
Referee: not available Stadium: Mestský, Mlada Boleslav (CZE)
08/28/2017 15:52:37
4 September 2016 04 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic0-0Northern Ireland
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
09/19/2016 15:32:40
8 October 2016 08 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
GermanyCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: Hamburg Arena, Hamburg (GER)
07/25/2016 14:48:34
11 October 2016 11 Oct - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic0-0Azerbaijan
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN) Stadium: Vítkovice, Ostrava (CZE)
11/02/2016 21:26:24
11 November 2016 11 Nov - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech RepublicNorway
Referee: TBD
07/25/2016 14:49:07
15 November 2016 15 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
Czech Republic1-1Denmark
Referee: not available Stadium: Mestsky stadion, Slany (CZE)
08/28/2017 15:54:02
26 March 2017 26 Mar - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
San MarinoCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
03/20/2017 15:28:54
Norway0-1Czech Republic
Referee: not available Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR)
06/16/2017 23:00:27
1 September 2017 01 Sep - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic1-2Germany
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) Stadium: Eden Stadium, Prague (CZE)
10/18/2017 19:35:03
4 September 2017 04 Sep - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Northern Ireland2-0Czech Republic
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) Stadium: Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)
10/18/2017 23:15:54
5 October 2017 05 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group C)
AzerbaijanCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/25/2016 14:51:13
8 October 2017 08 Oct - europeanqualifiers, Qualifying round (Group C)
Czech Republic5-0San Marino
Referee: not available Stadium: Štruncovy Sady Stadion, Plzen (CZE)
12/13/2017 07:01:28

General info

  • Founded : 1901
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2010/2012
  • UEFA debut : 06/09/1994 Czech Republic 6:1 Malta (Prelim.) Ostrava

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    07/10/2006, Czech Republic 7-0 San Marino, Liberec
  • Biggest defeat:
    11/06/2008, Czech Republic 1-3 Portugal, Geneva
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 5
  • Player with most appearances: 35
    Jan Koller ( Czech Republic CZE)
    Tomáš Rosický ( Czech Republic CZE)
  • Top scorers: 21
    Jan Koller ( Czech Republic CZE)