Rosicky gets Czech call
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tomas Rosicky has been selected for Czech Republic's upcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers.
Tomas Rosicky has been selected for Czech Republic's Euro 2008 qualifiers against Germany and Cyprus later this month.
The Arsenal midfielder has not played for three weeks due to groin trouble and has had to watch from the sidelines as The Gunners suffered disappointment in the Carling Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
However, Rosicky could return against Aston Villa this Wednesday and Czech Republic coach Karel Bruckner is confident his captain will be fully fit for the home games against Germany on 24th March and Cyprus four days later.
With no other injury worries Bruckner has been able to name a full-strength squad, including in-form strikers Jan Koller and Milan Baros.
Petr Cech will start in goal having been given clearance by Uefa to wear his protective headguard in the competition.
Tomas Zapotocny, David Jarolim and Marek Heinz have been overlooked, but David Pudil retains his place after a promising debut against Belgium last month.
Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jaromir Blazek (Sparta Prague), Marek Cech (Luch-Energia Vladivostok); Zdenek Grygera (Ajax), Marek Jankulovski (Milan), Radoslav Kovac (Spartak Moscow), Martin Jiranek (Spartak Moscow), David Rozehnal (Paris Saint Germain), Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina); Tomas Galasek (Nurnberg), Jaroslav Plasil (Monaco), Jan Polak (Nurnberg), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Libor Sionko (Rangers), Daniel Pudil (Slovan Liberec), Marek Matejovsky (Mlada Boleslav); Jan Koller (Monaco), Milan Baros (Lyon), David Lafata (Austria Vienna), Marek Kulic (Sparta Prague)