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Wednesday, 18 November 1998
A Football Association International Friendly Match

England 2 Czech Republic 0 [2-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Czech Republic Squad

Team Records
   
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The Czech Squad for the match against England  November 1998
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Baranek, Miroslav 1 November 1973 25 M AC Sparta Praha Fotbal AS 2 1
Miroslav Baranek was called into the squad as a replacement for Pavel Nedved
Bejbl, Radek 29 August 1972 26 M Club Atletico de Madrid SAD, Spain 35 3
Berger, Patrik 10 November 1973 25 M Liverpool FC, England 27 14
Kotůlek, Martin 11 September 1969 29 F SK Sigma Olomouc as 6 0
Kouba, Petr 28 January 1969 29 G FK Viktoria Zizkov 25 0
Kozel, Lubos 16 March 1971 27 D SK Slavia Praha - -
Kuka, Pavel 19 July 1968 30 F 1. FC Nurnberg VfL eV, Germany 42 17
Latal, Radoslav 6 January 1970 28 M FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 eV, Germany 38 1
Lokvenc, Vratislav 27 September 1973 25 F AC Sparta Praha Fotbal AS 15 1
Maier, Ladislav 4 January 1966 32 G SK Rapid Wien, Austria - -
Nedved, Pavel 30 August 1972 26 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy - -
Pavel Nedved withdrew from the squad because of a knee injury, replaced by Miroslav Baranek
Němec, Jiři 15 May 1966 32 M FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 eV, Germany 44 1
Novotny, Jiři 7 April 1970 28 D AC Sparta Praha Fotbal AS 10 2
Poborsky, Karel 30 March 1972 26 M Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal 39 1
Řepka, Tomas 2 January 1974 24 D ACF Fiorentina SpA, Italy 24 0
Slončik, Radek 29 May 1973 25 M FC Banik Ostrava 13 0
Smicer, Vladimir 24 May 1973 25 F Racing Club de Lens, France 31 15
Vonasek, Roman 8 July 1968 30 M KSC Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium 6 0
Votava, Tomas 21 February 1974 24 D AC Sparta Praha Fotbal AS 5 0

Squad details correct up to and including Czech Republic's match against Estonia on 14 October 1998.

Diary

The Czech Republic had several players unavailable for selection for their first meeting with  England, most notably their leading defender, Jan Suchoparek.  Czech hopes took a further blow when a knee injury forced midfield star Pavel Nedved to withdraw from the 18-man squad coach Jozef Chovanec named.  Czechoslovakia had never won at Wembley, but the successor nation's team arrived on the crest of a 10-match unbeaten streak, nine of them coming under Chovanec, who was appointed after the failure to qualify for the World Cup 1998 finals from a difficult group that included Spain, Yugoslavia and Slovakia.

Czech Republic Form: last six games
D D W W W W   f 11:a 4 success: 83%
52 23 May 1998 - Japan 0 Czech Republic 0 [0-0]
Yokohama International Sports Stadium, Yokohama City
  TC AD
53 27 May 1998 - Korea Rep. 2 Czech Republic 2 [0-2]
Olympic Stadium, Seoul
  Fr AD
54 19 Augsut 1998 - Czech Republic 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Stadion Letna, Praha
  HW
55 6 September 1998 -
Faroe Islands 0
Czech Republic 1
[0-0]
Svangaskard Stadium, Toftir
  ECP AW
56 10 October 1998 -
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1
Czech Republic 3
[0-1]
Olimpijski Kosevo Stadium, Sarajevo
  AW
57 14 October 1998 - Czech Republic 4 Estonia 1 [4-0]
Na Stinadlech Stadion, Teplice
  HW

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