Prem duo named in Czech squad
Chelsea keeper Petr Cech and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky have been named in the provisional 24-man Czech Republic squad for Euro 2012.
Last Updated: 14/05/12 8:17pm
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky have been included in the provisional 24-man Czech Republic squad for Euro 2012.
Coach Michal Bilek has included four goalkeepers in his party as first-choice Cech will only be available after Saturday's UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Bilek will cut his squad down to 23 ahead of this summer's tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
The Czechs will take on Israel in a friendly in Austria on May 20th before facing Hungary on home soil in Prague on June 1st.
They have been drawn in Group A for the Euros against Russia, Greece and Poland.
Meanwhile Cech has been named as the Czech Republic's player of the season by sports journalists in his homeland for a record seventh time in the last eight years.
Rosicky was second in the Golden Ball awards with Wolfsburg midfielder Petr Jiracek third.
Provisional Czech Republic squad for Euro 2012:
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jaroslav Drobny (Hamburg), Tomas Grigar (Teplice), Jan Lastuvka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie (Liberec), Roman Hubnik (Hertha Berlin), Michal Kadlec (Bayer Leverkusen), David Limbersky (Viktoria Plzen), Daniel Pudil (Cesena), Frantisek Rajtoral (Viktoria Plzen), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow)
Midfielders: Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Petr Jiracek (Wolfsburg), Daniel Kolar (Viktoria Plzen), Milan Petrzela (Viktoria Plzen), Vaclav Pilar (Viktoria Plzen), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Jan Rezek (Anorthosis Famagusta), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal)
Forwards: Milan Baros (Galatasaray), David Lafata (Jablonec), Tomas Necid (CSKA Moscow), Tomas Pekhart (Nuremberg)