Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky included in Czech Republic squad for Euro 2016
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 01/06/16 12:59pm
Arsenal duo Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky have both been included in the Czech Republic squad for Euro 2016.
Czech captain Rosicky and Gunners goalkeeper Cech are two of the most experienced names in Pavel Vrba's 23-man squad for the upcoming tournament in France.
Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil and Brighton midfielder Jiri Skalak are the only other British-based players to make the squad.
Sparta Prague midfielder Lukas Marecek and Bohemians Prague striker Patrik Schick failed to make the cut.
"These players already knew before the camp," said Vrba.
"They are a hungry team. Many people perhaps don't take our team as seriously as it deserves but I hope in the group stage we will already show the cohesion that is building now at this camp.
"I believe we are capable of making a surprise."
The Czech Republic are due to play friendlies against Russia in Austria on June 1, and then against South Korea in Prague on June 5.
Vrba's side will then begin their campaign against Spain in Toulouse on June 13, before playing Croatia and Turkey in their remaining Group D games.
Czech Republic squad
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Tomas Vaclik, Tomas Koubek
Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie, Pavel Kaderabek, David Limbersky, Marek Suchy, Michal Kadleck, Tomas Sivok, Roman Hubnik, Daniel Pudil
Midfielders: Borek Dockal, Jiri Skalak, Vladimir Darida, Daniel Kolar, Ladislav Krejci, Josef Sural, David Pavelka, Jaroslav Plasil, Tomas Rosicky
Forwards: Milan Skoda, Tomas Necid, David Lafata